Ten Chimneys

200 Complimentary Tours Available for Ten Chimneys Day

(posted: Apr 27, 2011)

In celebration of “Wisconsin State Ten Chimneys Day,” 200 FREE TOURS OF TEN CHIMNEYS will be offered to the public for May 26th, 2011.

TO QUALIFY: CALL (262) 968-4161 EXT. 526, BEGINNING AT 8AM CST ON SUNDAY, MAY 1st. The first 100 callers will receive 2 complimentary Full Estate Tour admissions (regularly $35 per person), for Thursday, May 26th – Ten Chimneys Day.

Ten Chimneys Foundation is offering these 200 complimentary tours as a “thank you” to the community and the State that has supported it so passionately and generously.  Free passes are available for use only on Thursday, May 26th, 2011, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Each guest is treated to the full “Ten Chimneys Experience” and is also invited to attend a special cake, coffee, and champagne reception.  (Limited to one winner per household and prior-year winning households are not eligible.)

By proclamation of the Governor, the State of Wisconsin recognizes May 26th of every year as Wisconsin State Ten Chimneys Day, paying tribute to the historic significance of Ten Chimneys and the ongoing impact of Ten Chimneys Foundation.  May 26th also marks the anniversary of the marriage of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (1922), the anniversary of Ten Chimneys’ opening to the public (2003), and the anniversary of Ten Chimneys’ dedication as a National Historic Landmark (2004).

“We are so pleased to thank and celebrate the people of Wisconsin who have made all of Ten Chimneys Foundation’s success possible,” says Sean Malone, President of Ten Chimneys Foundation.

Ten Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.  With no ropes and nothing under glass, guests are treated to a VIP guided tour of a National Historic Landmark replete with original furnishings and overflowing with the romance of the 1930s and ’40s.  2011 tour season: May 3rd – November 12th, Tuesday – Saturday, rain or shine.

For more details about the giveaway, reception or Ten Chimneys Foundation visit www.tenchimneys.org or www.facebook.com/tenchimneys.

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