Ten Chimneys offers a personal view of the Golden Age of American theater


Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, 30 minutes southwest of Milwaukee, was the summer home of theater legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. “Anyone who was anyone” in theater, arts and literature visited from the roaring 1920s through the 1960s. 

As a National Historic Landmark, the estate remains an important place for artistic creation, discussion, and inspiration.

Ten Chimneys is recognized as the summer respite for such luminaries as Katharine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Noël Coward and Vincent Price while the Lunts also enjoyed their friendships with Nat King Cole, Charlie Chaplin, Carol Channing and many others.

The estate is overflowing with memorabilia: notes from Laurence Olivier, snapshots of the Lunts with the Queen Mother, inscribed first edition books from Edna Ferber and Alexander Woollcott, and remembrances from others.

Ten Chimneys Garden

More than just the Lunts’ home, Ten Chimneys was a home for the arts. Most of Ten Chimneys’ historic furnishings, hand-painted murals, personal décor, and diverse collections are intact and unchanged – original pieces hand-picked by the Lunts in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. And the magic is undiminished.

Visitors are led through the estate by highly trained docents.

Call (262) 968-4110 for reservations and additional information.

Gift Shop

The store is designed to enhance the Ten Chimneys experience by offering only the most delightful things, representing the style, values, and legacy of Broadway’s most beloved couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Many tour guests return several times each season just to visit our store. 


Summer Events

Friday, July 26th 
A Conversation with Stephen McKinley Henderson 

Saturday, July 27th
Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program Concluding Presentation

For more details, please visit our website at www.tenchimneys.com