Where Past Meets Present


Wilson King Stone House

Built in 1842 as a single-family residence, the stone house was originally located on St. Lawrence Avenue in downtown Janesville. Moved to the Rock County Historical Society campus in 1964, the stone house served as both a historic house museum and archives location since its relocation.

In search of a new use for the site and recognizing a need for offering food preparation options to campus guests, the Society, in its Strategic Plan, envisions the stone house as the campus concessions and catering venue. Equipped with food preparation facilities, it will serve daily campus guests and rental clients as they utilize other campus spaces.

With an opening date yet to be determined, the future and potential of the Wilson King Stone House is bright with its proposed dual purpose: offering food service to campus guests as the same time as it serves as an educational center, celebrating Rock County’s agriculture.

Curious about our future plans?

We have some exciting plans in the works! See and hear how the Rock County Historical Society seeks to evolve itself in order to better serve the Rock County community.


Yourself in Rock County’s agriculture and food heritage through hosted chef courses, organic information, nutritional material, and other related food programming.


On campus during daytime hours at our concession area, or experience a more cozy dining venue at night with a menu that incorporates locally sourced produce and food products.


This unique venue is available to host your company or organization’s next private event, educational program or business meeting.

Wilson King Stone House

General Information

Venue Access

Venue Access


The Wilson King Stone House’s opening date as a food-service venue will be announced soon!




915 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, WI 53547
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Contact person

Tim Maahs, Executive Director
Phone: (608) 756-4509, ext. 301
Email: [email protected]

Take a peek inside

Photo Gallery

Contact us for more information on the Wilson King Stone House

For more information on the site’s progress, projects and fundraising goals, contact:

Rock County Historical Society
Wilson King Stone House
913 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, WI 53547

(608) 756-4509, ext. 301

[email protected]

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