Save the Date | 2015 Spring & Summer Programs at Ten Chimneys


Tours run April 14th - November 29th  | Tuesday - Sunday

Prior to beginning their tour, guests to Ten Chimneys spend time in our stunning Lunt-Fontanne Program Center (open to the public free of charge during regular tour season hours). Do stop in and visit our permanent exhibition, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: A Life on Stage, view items from the Lunts' collection, or relax and view the Lunts' one film together, The Guardman, in our viewing room. Care to do a little shopping? The Museum Store at Ten Chimneys is filled with items that are simply delightful.


Introduced last season, this tour was a smashing success. Guests indulge in champagne and canapés on the Cottage porch after completing the Full Estate Tour. It's so very Lunt-like, don't you think? Advanced reservations are required. Please allow two and a half hours for this tour.


Saturday, May 16th | 7pm

Remember the days of Dr. Michael Rossi and Catherine Peyton of the series whose title became synonymous with “drama” … Peyton Place? Or perhaps you recall rushing home from school to catch the latest antics of the novice nun Sister Bertrille as she exasperated her Mother Superior while flying around in her habit in The Flying Nun? And who didn’t wish they were related to the unpredictable and hilarious Uncle Martin in the beloved My Favorite Martian? Stories of these classic TV episodes and more will be part of our Conversation with television and film director John Erman.

Mr. John Erman will begin the evening with an overview of the history of American theatre, including The Fabulous Lunts and the role they played in advancing theatre on the American stage. Mr. Erman will then sit down for an intimate conversation reminiscing on his long and successful career directing the crème-de-la-crème of Hollywood.

Mr. Erman is an Emmy Award-winning television and film director, actor and producer. He directed the miniseries Roots, as well as numerous hit primetime television series, including Peyton Place, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, Stoney Burke, Ben Casey, My Favorite Martian, That Girl, The Flying Nun, Marcus Welby, M.D., Star Trek, and many others.

Tickets are on sale now: $25/$50/$75 | Reservations (262) 968-4110


Tuesday, May 26th | 4pm

Lynn adored a smart hat and Alfred his ascot. Don your finest and join us for a 4pm reception in the Lunts' honor. Tour on Ten Chimneys Day and receive a glass of complimentary champagne.

The state of Wisconsin officially recognizes May 26th of every year as Ten Chimneys Day, paying tribute to the historic significance of Ten Chimneys and the ongoing impact of Ten Chimneys Foundation. The day celebrates the anniversary of the marriage of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (1922), the anniversary of Ten Chimneys' opening to the public as a house museum and national resource for theatre and the arts (2003), and the anniversary of Ten Chimneys' dedication as a National Historic Landmark (2004).


Friday, July 17th | 8pm

A Conversation with Phylicia Rashad

An intimate evening during which Ms. Rashad will share stories about her life and career.

Saturday, July 18th | 8pm

Concluding Presentation

Ms. Rashad and the ten 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will take the stage together for a rare look at the work they explored during their week at Ten Chimneys, as well as a one-night only program highlighting the remarkable actors chosen as 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows.

Tickets are on sale now: $40/50/75/100/150 | Ring: (262) 968-4110

Seating is limited and designated by the best available at the time of reservation.


Saturday, August 1st | 9-6pm, with the last tour departing the Main House at 4pm.

The Lunts' dear friend Katharine Hepburn famously said, "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." We couldn't agree more, which is why we are inviting guests to enjoy access like never before - an experience you cannot miss.

Swim in the Lunts' pool, enjoy a picnic by the Cottage, listen to live music as you walk the paths the Lunts created, and tour the historic buildings at your leisure. Bring your family, friends and children, but as always, Darling, you must be over twelve to tour the historic buildings.

$50 per person. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as tickets are limited for this very special event. Reservations: (262) 968-4110.

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Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum with a progressive mission to serve the arts.

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