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Special Occasions

Celebrate your wedding, anniversary, corporate picnic or other special event at the Octagon House Museum

The grounds of the historic Octagon House Museum may be reserved for your special occasion. Our team will work with you in partnership to create a charming, customized and memorable event set on our picturesque grounds overlooking the winding Rock River. 

Contact us today to start planning your dream outdoor wedding with the Octagon House or First Kindergarten in America as your backdrop. Museum buildings will be made available for interior wedding party photos.  We will also provide a staging/preparation area for the bride and her attendants. 

The museum grounds may also be rented for family gatherings, corporate picnics and other special events. Please call Melissa at (920) 248-0616 to learn more or email

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