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The Washington House in Two Rivers was built in the 1850’s as an immigrant hotel. Now, it is home of Berners Ice Cream Parlor which claims to be the birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae.
Once you step in the door, the first think you see is a bar and lots of artifacts behind and around it. The Berners Ice Cream parlor is not the original, but two chairs on display are from the original parlor.
Streight ahead is Berners, what an inviting ice cream parlor!
We had some ice cream, then explored the museum on the 2nd floor.
In this room were stage performances, the murals are being restored. These already were.
This is the Waverly building, another business that started about the same time as the Washington House. It is still here and still owned by the same family. It’s now Waverly Inn Pub and Pizza.
Here are more of the exhibits, many interesting artifacts of days gone by.
The Barber Shop
Room to Let
And much more! It’s free to take the self-guided tour, but donations are gladly accepted.
Don’t forget to have an ice cream sundae at Berners’ before you go! We had a great visit here.