Explore Middleton’s rich past

Middleton’s rich history stretches back more than 180 years. Many historical sites are now shops, restaurants and museums open to the public, making it easy to explore Middleton’s history. This interactive map will help get you on the right path. Walkers can explore the sites with this self-guided tour.

Here are some historical highlights worth seeking out:

1847 at the Stamm House

This historic 1847 inn houses a recently reinvented restaurant. Some say the building was a stop on the Underground Railroad. That has not been officially documented, but one thing is certain; this beautiful building is worth a visit.

Club Tavern

This building was built between 1860 and 1880 as the boarding house and stables for the Stamm House. Club Tavern opened in 1921 and has been open since. Today it’s the biggest bar in Middleton.

Opera House

This 1855 structure once included a hotel, saloon and second floor opera house, which hosted medicine shows, masquerades, holiday dances, political raffles and graduations. Today it’s home to an assortment of commercial businesses.

Museum at the Depot

Built in 1856, this depot was an active passenger station until 1960 and a freight depot until 1975. Today, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it serves as a visitor welcome center and home of the Middleton Tourism Commission. Stop in, say hello and pick up some information about Middleton.

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