The Octagon House in Hudson, Wisconsin, is a unique eight-sided home open to Hudson residents and visitors who enjoy exploring history in their own backyard. Maintained by the St. Croix County Historical Society, this famous Hudson home is a museum featuring Victorian-era furnishings and other 19th-century cultural exhibits.
The house was originally owned by Judge John Moffat and his wife Nancy, and represents a classic "eight-sided" American home that was popular during the mid-19th century. The house also boasts a garden house and carriage house as well as beautifully maintained gardens.
"Such a house was considered conducive to healthy living, as light and air could enter from eight directions," according to the St. Croix County Historical Society.
Tours of the house are open five days a week during spring and summer and on weekends during the fall and winter.