The Durkee Mansion is a cream-brick, Italianate, Victorian home. It was constructed with an ornate wooden wraparound porch and a widow’s walk. One of the striking features is the free-standing suspension staircase, located in the foyer, which is the largest stairway of its type in the state. The bedrooms on the second floor and third floor (formerly the ballroom) have fireplaces, parquet floors, and louvered windows.
The Durkee Mansion has been returned to its original elegance and is furnished in period style. It stands as a museum of Victorian home life and is a fitting monument to Charles Durkee who exerted a major influence on national and local politics in his time.
The mansion is a historic landmark recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and The State Historical Society for Preservation of Wisconsin’s Landmarks.
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Open to the public for self-guided tours. Admission is always free. Donations are appreciated.
6501 3rd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53143