Frequently asked questions
Where and how do I book a tour?
You may book a tour by clicking here. You will need to bring a printed copy of your reservation email or screenshot on your phone and cash to pay for your tour when you arrive.
where can I park?
When you arrive at the Wonder House, please follow El Paso Trail down to the end and make a right onto the Wonder House property. Parking is located in the backyard and we kindly ask you to be mindful of others and our landscaping.
Where does the tour begin?
The tour begins on the southwest porch of the house (the Wonder House faces north). There will be a sign to direct youth the porch after you park.
How much does it cost to take a tour?
Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children (up to 12 years old).
Do you offer any discounts?
The only discount we currently offer is half price for children.
How long is the tour and what will I see on the tour?
The tour lasts for 1 hour and you will see 3 floors of the house. On the tour you will learn about Conrad Schuck the builder, the history of the Wonder House, the old gadgets and inventions of the Wonder House and our process of restoration.
Is the house wheelchair accessible?
Due to the historic nature of the Wonder House, there is no elevator and it is not wheelchair accessible.
Can we purchase tickets at the door?
Tickets cannot be purchased at the door- you must book a reservation online in advance by clicking here. Space is limited on the tours and in order to best accommodate our guests, all visitors must book online.
can I look around the gardens while I am waiting for my tour?
Guests do not have permission to walk through the yard without a tour guide. Guests waiting for their tour to begin must report to the southwest porch to check in.
WHEN WAS THE WONDER HOUSE ORIGINALLY OPEN FOR TOURS?
Conrad Shuck gave tours of the Wonder House from 1934 to 1963. Lucy DuCharme had it open for Christmas tours in the 80’s and 90’s.
can I take photos inside the house?
We ask that you do not take photographs or videotape inside the house. There will be an opportunity to take a photo outside of the house after the tour.
Have you thought about weddings, events, an escape room, AirBnB, etc?
We have thought about offering these various activities, however we are currently only available to offer limited historic tours of the house.
Are you going to put water back into the pond out front?
We do plan on restoring the moat out front! However due to the extensive repairs the moat needs, this will not happen in the foreseeable future.
do you get any money from historical grants?
We do not receive any local, state or government funding. The restoration of the house is entirely funded by us. We hope to offset restoration costs with proceeds from tour admission.
what is your motivation for restoring the Wonder House?
We are both are very passionate about historical preservation and want the Wonder House preserved for future generations to see and visit. Before we got the house, our biggest concern was that the house was going to be torn down and turned into several smaller housing lots.
was all the furniture in the house when you bought it?
The house was completely empty when we bought it! We didn’t have a refrigerator either! Or electricity for a long time..
do you plan on doing any holiday themed tours like halloween and Christmas?
We will definitely have Christmas tours this year- sign up for tour updates for when the dates are launched! Krislin is also planning Halloween themed tours in the future.