Welcome to the Governor William H. Upham House

Constructed in 1880, the Governor W.H. Upham House is listed in the Local, State, and National Register of Historic Places. It serves as the center for the North Wood County Historical Society exhibits, activities, and local history research.

A restored home of former Wisconsin governor William Henry Upham, this house represents mid-Victorian, Italinate architecture. The furnishings date from the late 1880s to 1920s; the dining room and bedroom sets were all manufactured in the Upham Manufacturing Company.

The House is the site of the annual Pie and Ice Cream Social held during Marshfield's Dairyfest. It is also open to a festive Christmas Event on the first Saturday and Sunday in December from 1:30 p.m. through 4:00 p.m.

The Heritage Rose Garden has thirty historical rose plants. Some of the plants date back to the year 200 at the time of the Roman Empire. With its bower-seated walkways, the arbor is stylishly designed to compliment the Victorian influence of the Upham house.

The garden is open June through September and has no admission fee. The mansion is open year-round on Wednesday and Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is $2 adults, 12 and under free, open by special arrangement for groups. Call for more information.

Video Tour: Governor William H. Upham House Rose Garden

See Also: Upham House Tour | Christmas Tour | Pie & Ice Cream Social

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North Wood County Historical Society is a proud affiliate of the Wisconsin Historical Society.