Durkee Mansion - Historical Mansion Tours

April-October, 1st and 3rd weekends, Saturdays and Sundays

Sat.-Sun. 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Drawing Room (Main Parlor) at Durkee Mansion at Kemper Center
a second floor bedroom inside Durkee Mansion at Kemper Center

The Durkee Mansion, one of Kenosha’s unique historical landmarks, is a cream brick Italianate, Victorian style home located among the Kemper Center properties on the lakefront. The 150 year old+ Civil War Mansion is totally restored to its original Victorian splendor.

Recently elegantly redecorated in the 1860s period, this home built for Charles Durkee features the largest suspension stairway in the state; as well as, unique fireplaces in the 2nd floor bedrooms, parquet floors and louvered windows. Charles Durkee was a very influential pioneer, businessman, politician and patron of the arts. Although he and his wife only lived in the home for four years, it is a monument to his dedication to improving life, liberties and education. In fact, after his death, it became housing for students of the all girls school.

Free admission; volunteers and donations are always appreciated.

Open for self-guided tours April-October, 1st and 3rd weekends, Sat.-Sun. 1:30 - 4 p.m. Closed Holidays.

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