The Cappon and Settlers Houses

Just a few blocks from the Holland Museum are the Cappon and Settlers Houses, which tell the story of Holland’s earliest settlers. The Cappon House, a beautifully restored Italianate Victorian, was once occupied by Holland’s first mayor, Isaac Cappon, and his 16 children. Family members lived in the house until 1979 and many personal belongings still remain. Just five doors down, in stark contrast to the Cappon House, is the Settlers House, the quaint cottage of an everyday working-class settler.

  • 228 West 9th Street
  • (616) 796-3329

Enter the 19th century world of a Dutch immigrant who became a wealthy, influential, community leader and father of 16 children. It's all still here: the furnishings, personal belongings, and echoes of the daily life of the Isaac Cappon family. And located just five doors away, the Settler's House…

  • 190 West 9th Street

The Settler's House is an 1867 example of Holland's early working class housing, a thought-provoking contrast to the Cappon House. The Settler's House isOpen seasonally from mid-May-September on Fridays and Saturdays only with guided tours offered every hour. The first tour of the day begins at…

  • 31 West 10th Street
  • (616) 796-3329

The best way to get acquainted with Holland is to take a crash course in its fascinating history-and there's no better place for this than the Holland Museum. Here you'll experience the arrival of the Dutch in 1847, their struggle for access to Lake Michigan, the devastating fire of 1871, and the…