The historic Alexander Noble House Museum is now open for the 2009 season. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon – 5 pm, through October 18.
Built in 1875, the Noble House was home to three generations of the Noble Family, and through all the years, has been a landmark on Fish Creek’s busiest corner. The house was purchased by the Town of Gibraltar with funds raised by the Gibraltar Historical Association and was renovated in 1996. Today, it stands as a proud symbol of the community and its rich history.
This 10-room, Greek Revival-style home is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The original floor plan, as laid out by Ula Noble in a letter, is reflected in the current layout of the house.
All rooms in the house are open to tours, including the formal parlor, dining/setting room, kitchen and upstairs rooms furnished in period style. Many of the furnishings and artifacts are original to the house and to the Noble family.
The new Gibraltar Historical Association (GHA) Education Center adjacent to the museum will open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 3 pm during the summer months.
The GHA also provides guided Historical Walking Tours of Fish Creek’s downtown buildings, which run from July 1 through August 28. The two types of walks offered will introduce the historical buildings in downtown Fish Creek and provide insight into life in the early days of Door County settlement. Wednesday afternoon tours are from 2 – 3:15 pm with Barbara McKesson, and will feature historic downtown buildings. Friday morning tours are from 10 – 11:15 am with Ron Dammon and feature historic churches and hotels. All walks start from the Gibraltar’s Old Town Hall across from Clark Park and end at the Noble House. Walking tours are free, but a goodwill donation is appreciated.
Admission to the Noble House is $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. Commemorative fans celebrating “100 Years of Peninsula State Park” will be given to ladies taking the Noble House tour.
For more information, please call 920.868.3618 or visit http://www.historicnoblehouse.org.