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Museum · Landmark · Historical Place

Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (pdf)


Experience the grand lifestyle of the lumber era with a guided tour of the Mansion. This 1887 restored and furnished lumber baron's home is truly unique. The Cook-Rutledge Mansion is one of the finest remaining examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture in Wisconsin. The Mansion is also a celebrity of sorts, starring in the new Chippewa Falls-based, award-winning, independent movie "The Lumber Baron."


Use the menu at the top of the page to find out what's going on at the Mansion, how you can get involved, rental opportunities, tours, donations, view photos, learn about the history of the Mansion, area attractions, or find other subjects of interest.   



Make your event unique and memorable at the beautiful old Italianate mansion. Consider reserving the stately, 1887 lumber baron's restored home for your party, wedding, or corporate event -- indoor or outdoor -- with seating up to 60 people.

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion does not receive government funding. Our patrons, friends, and docents provide essential resources allowing us to preserve this historical and educational landmark for current and future generations.

For additional information or to inquire about reserving the Mansion for your event, please call (715) 723-7181

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Cook-Rutledge Mansion | 505 W. Grand Avenue | Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


Please visit the up-to-date, interactive calendar on our current events page for a complete view of our happenings.


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"Incredible restoration! The curators are so knowledgeable and welcome you in as if it's their home, not just their job."


"The Mansion is one of the best kept historical homes in Chippewa Falls."

"The mansion is breathtaking!"

"Chippewa Falls has a real gem! A must see."

"We had our wedding here. ... This mansion is amazing and well maintained."

"Can't wait to bring more people to see this amazing piece of history!"

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So much to see and do while you're in the neighborhood.

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion is the setting of a homegrown independent movie, focusing on our heritage in the lumber industry.

Additional information:

(715) 723-7181



Your much-appreciated contributions help keep this piece of history alive for everyone to enjoy.

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