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  The House on the Rock Attraction
The House on the Rock began in 1945 when a man named Alex Jordan had a towering goal: to build a retreat as awe-inspiring as the view from the rock upon which the House would eventually be built.

What took shape on and around Deer Shelter Rock is a truly remarkable achievement. The House was only the beginning. In the years that followed, Alex expanded his vision beyond the House and collected and built on a massive scale. In the end he had created the world-renowned attraction known as The House on the Rock.

The House on the Rock 2017 Brochure

Since those early days, the world Alex Jordan created has grown far beyond the original house and into an attraction with many buildings, exhibits and collections.

The House on the Rock is open year round and offers different experiences depending on the time of year. The days of week, hours of operation and portions of the tour that are open vary depending on the experience.

The House on the Rock 2017 Calendar

2017 Season

The Winter Guided Experience (January 13 to March 12, 2017), is a nostalgic guided walk through The House on the Rock as it was during the 1970s. We share stories, history and you'll hear some of the music machines. The tour includes the House, Gatehouse, Millhouse, Streets of Yesterday and Alex Jordan Center. (a portion of section 2 is closed and all of section 3 is closed)

During the Regular Season (March 16, 2017 to November 12, 2017) the full complex is open and it is divided into 3 sections. On your self-guided tour, you will explore some of the world's most unique collections including the world's largest carousel, a 200' sea creature, automated music machines and much more.

The House on the Rock presents "The Dark Side," a decidedly different experience at The House on the Rock. The Dark Side Halloween event runs for 8 nights in October.

During Christmas at the House on the Rock (November 16, 2017 to January 1, 2018) Santa takes up residence in the House on the Rock. Over 6,000 Santas of all sizes and types visit the Attraction, decking the halls and adorning the walls throughout sections 1 and 2. Section 3 is closed during the Christmas Experience. Visit is self-guided. We recommend that you allow 2 to 2 1/2 hours for the Christmas Experience.