Monday, June 24, 2024

Walking tour of Houdini's Appelton, July 10

The History Museum at the Castle will offer a walking tour of Houdini's Appleton on Wed., July 10 at 6:00 PM. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Celebrate Harry Houdini’s 150th birthday by exploring the myths and reality of Houdini’s brief life in Appleton. Visit the location where his childhood home once stood, sites of fictional magical feats, and his father’s synagogue. Explore the city that Houdini called home.

The History Museum at the Castle is located at 330 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5715. Once the home of the Houdini Historical Center, the museum still has a dedicated Houdini exhibit and research archive.



  1. My wife and I visited Appleton a few years ago. I never knew that the apartment where Houdini and his family lived as well as the synagogue Houdinis father presided over are still in existence. The synagogue was in fairly bad shape but undergoing renovation.

    1. I believe they were building that new synagogue when Rabbi Weiss was there. Don't think he ever held a service there.