We're thinking about inviting the Steampunk community to The House on the Rock for a Halloween costume extravaganza in October of 2011. The House on the Rock collections contain artifacts and models from the age of steam and diesel, as well as mechanical clockwork devices reminiscent of a bygone age. Here are a few examples from our model steam collection -- below are pictures of a rare model of the Turbinia, the first steam-turban ship, dated 1909, and one example from our collection of Dreadnoughts. These are just two examples of many artifacts in our collection of model steamships. As our plans become more definite, we will be posting more information and photos from our collection.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Japanese Garden
In the fifty years that The House on the Rock has been open to the public, tours have always been self-guided. This winter season we are offering our guests something special, something that we have never offered before---a nostalgic walk through The House on the Rock as it was in the middle 1970s including stories about Alex Jordan and the building of The House on the Rock. In his mind it always remained his country place—even after it grew far beyond just the House. He collected whatever struck his fancy and brought it here for all of us to enjoy. On our walk through tour you will see the Gate House, The walkway to the House, The House itself, The Mill House, The Streets of Yesterday, and then you'll wind through the first part of the Music of Yesterday. After that, you can visit The Alex Jordan Center at your leisure and learn more about Alex Jordan and the creation of The House on the Rock.
The only tour offered during the Winter Season is the guided walk through. Many buildings and exhibits are closed during this time of year including the Heritage of the Sea, the Carousel, the Organ Room and all others not listed above. If you want to see the full tour, please come after March 25, 2011 for our Regular Season.
|Winter at the House on the Rock|
|January 7 - March 20, 2011||9 am to 5 pm|
|Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Martin Luther King Day and President's Day (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)|
Tours leave every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m. and last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.
|Adults age 18 and over:||$17.50|
|Children age 4 - 17:||$12.50|
|Children 3 and under:||FREE|
- Last tour leaves at 3:00 pm. All rates, dates, times and displays are subject to change without notice. Please dress according to the weather as parts of the tour include outside ramps and areas.
The Asian Garden