The Oldest Power Plant In America Is Right Here In Wisconsin And It’s Amazing

An unassuming little building near the Fox River has an incredible story. In fact, this little spot in Wisconsin changed life profoundly for people across the country, as the site of the oldest power plant in the U.S.  It’s marvelous to see the humble roots of a technology that transformed life for much of the world, right here in Wisconsin. Here’s why a visit to the Vulcan Street Plant will put a little spark in your day.

To learn more about Appleton’s electric history, consider touring Hearthstone Historic House Museum – it’s the home that Rodgers hooked up to the first plant. You can learn more about the history of electricity in Appleton and get a glimpse into life in the 1800s. Who knew the oldest power plant in the U.S. was hiding right here in Wisconsin?

Address: Hearthstone Historic House Museum, 625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911, USA