Historic Hixon House was built in 1858 by pioneer Gideon Hixon, who became a lumber baron in La Crosse. He and his wife Ellen raised their 5 sons in this home and expanded it to the size it is today. In 1965, their descendants gifted the house to LCHS complete with its original Victorian and Arts and Crafts furnishings. Our knowledgeable docents will guide you through this piece of La Crosse history. A tour of Hixon House reveals a true family home that embodies stories of the first half-century of the city of La Crosse. The Hixons were community builders who helped finance schools and hospitals, as well as public parks, most notably Riverside Park and Granddad Bluff. Their home reflects their values as well as their social status and reveals how people incorporated the decorative styles of their era into their lives.
OPEN Fri, Sat & Sun: July 1-Oct. 9 (ask LCHS for private tours / sched. changes)