Welcome

Welcome~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    The Judge Eghart House mission is to preserve, illustrate and educate for present and future generations a living example of family life in late-19th century Port Washington, Wisconsin.

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The Judge Eghart House invites you to step back in time. The house was built in 1872 by Byron and Clara Teed.  Judge Leopold Eghart purchased the house and land in 1881. With his wife Anna they raised six children here. There are many stories to share, so please come visit us this summer.

School groups, antique-lovers, bus tour groups, and visitors from around the world explore the Eghart House each year. Tours include the hall, parlor, dining room, bedroom, and kitchen of the house, all furnished with antiques donated by Port Washington and area families.

NEW in 2018! The Judge Eghart House will be open Saturdays for tours.

Tuesday, April 17, Judge Eghart’s great-grandson, Bruce Bamberg, passed away.  He was the last person to have actually lived in the Eghart House and was an active board member and guide.  He and his wife Carol helped us preserve the history of the family by collecting letters and publishing the family history as a booklet sold at the house.  The Bambergs were very popular as guides, because they told great stories about the house and family.  Bruce was a true historian and his mind for dates and details will be sorely missed.  He and Carol love the house and we are sadden to lose his stewardship.  Rest in peace Bruce! Carol, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended family.

Bruce and Carol Bamberg

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