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Central Wisconsin

Alexander House
Museum of local history and art. Open Sun, Tue & Thu 1 to 4 pm.
Call 715-887-3442.
1131 Wisconsin River Dr, Port Edwards, Wood County.
Berlin Museum of Local History
The Berlin Historical Society also has a one room schoolhouse in Riverside Park, Berlin, and can be contacted using the same phone number.
Call 920-361-2460.
111 S Adams Ave, Berlin, Green Lake County.
Governor's Executive Residence
Call 608-266-7484 or 608-266-3554.
99 Cambridge Rd, Madison, Dane County.
H H Bennett Studio & History Center
Starting in 1875 Bennett's pictures of the Wisconsin Dells and scenes of life among the area's native Ho-Chunk people drew tourists by the trainload. Come discover "the soul of the Dells" through the eyes of Wisconsin's most famous photographer! Open daily through September 30 (10 AM-10 PM through August 21; 10-5 August 22 through September 30). Open weekends only in October, and January through early May. Admission adults $5.75, children (5-12) $3, senior citizens (65 and over) $5.20.
Call 608-253-3523.
215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County.
Historic Indian Agency House
1832 National Register-listed workplace and home of Federal Indian Agent John Kinzie, Jr., and his adventurous wife Juliette. Experience their story: one couple's exciting frontier adventure juxtaposed with the sobering reality of the Winnebagos' forever-altered way of life. Guided tours daily May 15 to Oct 15 (Mon-Sat, 10AM-4PM; Sun 11AM-4PM; minimal fee applies). At the end of Rustic Road 69; next to the Ice Age Trail and historic Portage Canal. NEW 1.2 mile Nature Trail now open.
Call 608-742-6362.
1490 Agency House Road, Portage, Columbia County.
Historic Point Basse
Located across the Wisconsin river, the house was built by the Wakely family around 1843. Buildings on site: Wakely house, blacksmith shop, chicken coup, a late 1890's log cabin, a one room school house known as "Columbia School House," a work shed and an "Ice Room." We are putting together a cedar log barn. We have another former mid 1850's type barn to be put together. This will be used as the "Warehouse." We know that the Wakely's did operate a warehouse on site.
Call 715-886-4202.
Wakely Road, Nekoosa, Wood County.
Hutchinson House Museum
Guided tours of the first large home in Waupaca, built in 1854. Visit a true Victorian House with authentic furnishings. Open Sat, Sun, and Summer Holidays; from 1 pm to 4 pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day. Special group tours available. Owned and Operated by the Waupaca Historical Society.
Call 715-258-5958.
S Main St at South Park, Waupaca, Waupaca County.
Little Norway
1856 Norwegian farmstead and stavkirke. Open May to June 9 am to 5 pm; July to Aug 9 am to 7 pm. Sept to Oct 9 am to 5 pm.
Call 608-437-8211.
3576 Hwy JG North, Blue Mounds, Dane County.
Marathon County Historical Museum
Open Tu-Th 9 am to 4:30 pm. Sat and Sun 1 to 4:30 pm. Beautiful Victorian home of former lumber baron Cyrus Yawkey. Model railroad display.
Call 715-848-6143.
403 McIndoe St, Wausau, Marathon County.
Mt Horeb Area Museum
Call 608-437-6486 or toll-free 888-765-5929.
100 S Second St, Mt Horeb, Dane County.
Nathaniel Dean House
The Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society maintains the 1856 Nathaniel W Dean House as a living museum. Furnishings reflect the life of a gentleman farmer and his family during the last half of the Nineteenth Century in Wisconsin. Scheduled events focus on the daily routines and significant occasions of the family, ranging from wash days to celebrations of the Christmas season. The house is open to the public on the second Sunday of each month and there are other special events.
Call 608-222-5783.
4718 Monona Drive, Madison, Dane County.
Old Fire Station No. 8
Call 608-244-6732.
407 North St, Madison, Dane County.
South Wood County Historical Museum
Open May to Oct, Sun, Tue & Thu, 1 to 4 pm. Documents local history with recreations of a general store, doctor's office and more.
Call 715-423-1580.
540 Third St S, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County.
Wisconsin Historical Museum
Call 608-264-6555.
30 N Carroll St, Madison, Dane County.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Call 608-266-1854 or store 608-267-1799.
30 W Mifflin St, Madison, Dane County.

Northeast Wisconsin

Amberg Museum
Call 715-759-5672.
W9289 Nutt Rd, Amberg, Marinette County.
Anderson House Museum
Hwy 57, Sister Bay, Door County.
Arvid Miller Memorial Library Museum
Open year round Mon to Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm. Rare displays of birch bark baskets, arrowheads, war clubs, pipes and tribal documents.
Call 715-793-4270.
N8510 Moheconnuck Rd, Bowler, Shawano County.
Beyer Historic Home Museum Annex
Guided tours June-LD M-Sa 10 am to 4 pm; Su noon to 4 pm. 1880's Victorian home and annex displaying Indian, Civil War and logging artifacts.
Call 920-834-6206.
917 Park Ave, Oconto, Oconto County.
Camp Five Logging Museum
Call 715-674-3414 or toll-free 800-774-3141.
RFD #1, Laona, Forest County.
Charles A Grignon Mansion
This historic house-museum showcases life in Wisconsin’s early settlement days. In 1837, Charles A Grignon built the elegant Mansion as a wedding gift for his bride, Mary Elizabeth Meade. An oasis of luxury and civilization, this stately home was known as The "Mansion in the Woods." The home models the "high style" Greek Revival architecture. Visitors may browse or take a tour. The grounds includes a blacksmith’s shop and apple orchard. Open year-round for groups by appointment.
Call 920-735-9370.
1313 Augustine St, Kaukauna, Outagamie County.
Chase Stone Barn Park
The barn was built in 1903 by German immigrants and is on the State and National Register of Historic Places because it is one of the last surviving all-fieldstone barns in the country. The barn measures 60' wide by 100' long. Its walls are made of solid fieldstone and mortar and are two feet thick. The stones' origin was the Canadian Shield and are over 2 billion years old. Massive glaciers pushed and tumbled the rock to the Wisconsin region during several ice ages over the past 70,000 years.
Call 920-822-5447.
County Rd S, Chase, Oconto County.
Door County Maritime Museum
Local maritime history, including boats from the early 1900s, shipbuilding, commercial fishing, even a fishing tug. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day daily 9 am to 6 pm, Labor Day to Memorial Day 10 am to 5 pm.
Call 920-743-5958.
120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Door County.
Door County Historical Museum
Open May 1 to October 31 daily, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Our exhibits detail the uniqueness of Door County from settlement onward and also include a natural history diorama and the Pioneer Fire Station.
Call 920-743-5809.
18 N 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Door County.
Dr Kate Museum
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for times. Local museum includes exhibit honoring this Wisconsin pioneer physician.
Call 715-356-6896.
923 Second Ave, Woodruff, Oneida County.
Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum
Displays of original wood block printing equipment and rare memorabilia. Donation requested.
Call 920-793-2490.
1617 Jefferson St, Two Rivers, Manitowoc County.
Hazelwood Historic Home Museum
Restored 1837 authentically-furnished Greek-revival home. Open May to Memorial Day Sat and Sun only 1 to 4 pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon Wed Thu Fri 10 am to 1:30 pm, Sat and Sun 1 to 4 pm.
Call 920-437-1840.
1008 S Monroe Ave, Green Bay, Brown County.
Hearthstone Historic House Museum
This stunning 1882 Queen Anne home is the first house in the world lit with hydroelectricity from Thomas Edison's central power station. Exhibits change frequently. Open for guided tours Tuesdays - Fridays 10 am to 3:30 pm, Saturdays 11am - 3:30pm. For more information check our website, or
Call 920-730-8204.
625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, Outagamie County.
Heritage Hill State Historical Park
Experience living history at this 49-acre outdoor museum. Twenty-five historic buildings dating from 1672 through 1905, with costumed interpreters. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays from Noon to 4:30 pm. Admission $8.00 adults, $7.00 seniors, $6.00 Children 5-17, free for children age 4 and under.
Call 920-448-5150 or toll-free 800-721-5150.
On SR 172, 2-1/2 miles E of US 41, Brown County.
Heritage Park Museum
Restored country schoolhouse, dairy, log cabin. Open June-Sep Wed, Sat and Sun 1:30 to 4:30 pm. $2 donation requested.
Call 715-526-3323.
First and Franklin, Shawano, Shawano County.
Historical Museum
Open daily year-round 1 to 4 pm. Guided tours W, Sa and Su, except holidays, or by appt. Local history displayed in the home of Merrill's first mayor.
Call 715-536-5662.
804 E Third St, Merrill, Lincoln County.
International Snowmobile Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
Call 715-359-9917.
Hwy 70 E, St Germain, Vilas County.
Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum
Maritime and fishing artifacts. Open Memorial Day-early Oct, call for times and days.
Call 920-847-2522.
Jackson Harbor Rd, Washinton Island, Door County.
Jacobsen's Museum
Indian artifacts and local history in a log cabin museum. Open daily mid-June to early Oct.
Call 920-847-2213.
Little Lake Rd, Washinton Island, Door County.
Kewaunee County Historical Museum and Old Jail
Museum of local and maritime history. Open daily 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Call 920-388-4410.
613 Dodge St, Kewaunee, Kewaunee County.
Logging Museum
Call 715-732-0831.
Marinette, Marinette County.
Logging Museum Complex
Open daily mid-May to mid-Sept 10 am to 5 pm. Full-scale reproduction of a 19th century logging camp with narrow-gauge railroad.
Call 715-362-2193.
Pioneer Park, Rhinelander, Oneida County.
Lumber Mill Gallery & Local History Center
Lumber Mill Gallery and Local History Center is one of the most unique shops on the famous Lake Michigan Circle Tour and is Oconto County's only full service art gallery and frame shop. Inside is the Local History Center, where anyone is invited to use our research information, a most complete historical collection of photos, documents and maps on the history of the West Shores of Green Bay. Subjects include logging, farming,commercial fishing, nautical, and shipping. Share the information from Copper Culture Indians of 3000 BC to the French explorers of the 1600s. Tools and artifacts also on display. Free admission.
Call 920-834-4494.
US Hwy 41 at Oconto River Bridge and stop lights, Oconto County.
Lumberjack Special Steam Train and Camp Five Museum
Call 715-647-3414 or toll-free 800-774-3414.
Rt 1, Laona, Forest County.
Marinette County Historical Museum
Regional logging and maritime history. Open Memorial Day-Sep: Mon-Sat 10 am to 4:30 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm.
Call 715-732-0831.
Bridge St, Marinette, Marinette County.
Menominee Logging Museum
Open May 1-Oct 15 M-Sa, 9 am to 4 pm. The largest collection of logging artifacts in the world.
Call 715-799-3757.
Keshena, Menominee County.
Minocqua Museum
Open early June-LD, Mon to Fri 10 am to 4 pm, Museum of local history.
Call 715-356-9591 or 715-356-7666.
Bolger Memorial Building., Oneida County.
Old Rock Mill Museum
Call 920-863-2812.
16612 Cty R, Maribel, Manitowoc County.
Oneida Nation Museum
Largest exhibit of Oneida history and artifacts in the world. Open summer Tue-Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm. Near the intersection of Cty E and EE.
Call 920-869-2768.
W892 Cty EE, De Pere, Brown County.
Paine Art Center and Gardens
Revered as an "American castle," the Paine is an outstanding combination of historic mansion, art galleries and seasonal, display gardens. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm. General Admission applies.
Call 920-235-6903.
1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, Winnebago County.
Peshtigo Fire Museum
Commemorates the Great Peshtigo Fire. Open Memorial Day-early Oct: daily 9 am to 5 pm.
Call 715-582-3244.
400 Oconto Ave, Peshtigo, Marinette County.
Rhinelander Logging Museum
Call 715-369-5004.
PO Box 658, Rhinelander, Oneida County.
Rogers Street Historic Fishing Village
1886 lighthouse and Great Lakes Coast Guard Museum. Open Jun -Oct 10 am to 4 pm.
Call 920-793-5678.
5905 Jackson St, Two Rivers, Manitowoc County.
Tayco Street Bridge Tower Museum
Call 920-751-5155.
Tayco and Main St, Menasha, Winnebago County.
The Bernard Schwartz House
Two Rivers Wisconsin business man Bernard Schwartz, read a Time magazine story on Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house. He was determined to have the "dream house" he had seen in Life. Wright obliged and tailored the plans to fit Schwartz's lot in Two Rivers. Schwartz was thrilled with his home which was created from tide-water Cypress, red concrete floors and brick. The Bernard Schwartz House is only one of three Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses in the world available for rental occupancy.
For tours, call 651-222-5322.
3425 Adams Street, Two Rivers, Manitowoc County.
The Historic Noble House
Circa 1875. Oldest Frame Residence in Fish Creek, Door County. The home's authentic room settings depict the period from 1875 to 1900. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A non-profit institution operated by the Gibraltar Historical Association. Open Tue - Sun: mid-May to mid-October. Open weekends: mid-May to mid-June. Costumed docent-led tours 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Admission: Adults $3, Children $1.
Call 920-868-3618.
Located at the intersection of Highway 42 & Main Street, Fish Creek Door County.
The History Museum At The Castle
Explore history through hands-on activities in a former Masonic Temple. Exhibits weave national and local events together to provide perspective and inspire an appreciation for history. The AKA Houdini exhibit gives visitors an inside look at world-renowned magician and performer Harry Houdini. Children will enjoy uncovering the secrets behind Houdini’s famous illusions through interactive displays and activities. Will you past the test? Open Tue-Sat 10-4 pm. Sun 10-4 pm. Mon 10-4 pm (summer).
Call 920-735-9370.
330 E College Ave, Appleton, Outagamie County.
Three Lakes Historical Museum
Call 715-546-3529.
1798 Huron St, Three Lakes, Oneida County.
Two Rivers Historical Museum
Call 920-793-1103 or 920-684-5228.
1810 Jefferson St, Two Rivers, Manitowoc County.
Velte History Room
Call 920-751-4602.
City Hall, Neenah, Winnebago County.
Vilas County Historical Museum
Call 715-542-3388.
Hwy 155, Sayner, Vilas County.
Washington House Museum
Call 920-793-2490.
1622 Jefferson St, Two Rivers, Manitowoc County.
Washington Island Farm Museum
Call 920-847-2156 or 920-847-2032.
Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island, Door County.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Extensive maritime museum with an authentic WW II submarine. Open daily summer 9 am to 6 pm, winter Mon-Sat 9 am to 5 pm, Sun 11 am to 5 pm.
Call 920-684-0218.
75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County.

Northwest Wisconsin

Ashland Historical Museum
"Preserving the Past for the Future." Open Monday through Friday - 10am to 4pm year round. Saturday - 10am to 2pm added in the summer. Changing historic Ashland displays, Geneology reseach, Unique Gift Shoppe.
Call 715-682-4911.
509 West Main Street, Ashland, Ashland County.
Bayfield Historical Museum
Call 715-779-5958.
30 N Broad St, Bayfield, Bayfield County.
Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park
In 1857 John Woodhouse, with wife Harriet and five children, moved from Boston to Dunn County wilderness. One child was Caroline Augusta, who inspired "Caddie Woodlawn" in a book written by her granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink. The book is a classic and is read by children throughout the world. The house in which Caroline Woodhouse lived has been moved to the park from a nearby farm. The wayside includes a covered picnic area, fresh water, and restrooms. Open during daylight, Spring thru Fall.
Call 715-232-8685.
Nine miles south of Menomonie on Highway 25. Menomonie, Dunn County.
Chippewa Valley Museum
Award-winning regional museum includes Anderson Log House and the one-room Sunnyview School. Open Tu-Su, 10 am to 5 pm. Daily in summer.
Call 715-834-7871.
1204 Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County.
Clear Lake Historical Museum
Call 715-263-2042.
Clear Lake, Polk County.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion
An example of High Victorian-Italianate, this 1887 restored and furnished lumber baron's home is an extraordinary combination of carved woodwork, crystal chandeliers, ceiling and wall artistry, stained glass windows and five unique fireplaces. This is one of the most unusual historic homes in Wisconsin and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open for tours Thr-Sun at 2 pm, after Memorial Day through August 30, or by arrangement. $5. Available for small weddings and parties.
Call 715-723-7181.
505 West Grand Ave, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County.
Empire in Pine Lumber Museum
Lumbering tools, post office, jail, and stone quarry exhibit. Open May 1 - Sep 30, Noon - 5, Fri - Sun.
Call 715-232-8685.
6 miles south of Menomonie, E4541 Cty Rd C, Downsville, Dunn County.
Fairlawn Mansion and Museum
42-room Victorian mansion built in 1890. Open daily 9 amto 5 pm.
Call 715-394-5712.
906 E 2nd St, Superior, Douglas County.
Iron County Historical Museum
Open M, W, F and Sa 10 am to 2 pm. Closed holidays. Local history museum featuring the area's logging, farming and mining heritage.
Call 715-561-2244.
202 Iron St, Hurley, Iron County.
Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
Restored historic building with Victorian-era theater. Performing arts season and visual arts programming, including gallery space, Gallery Store, and annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. Guided tours are available by appointment by calling 715-235-0001, ext. 106
Call 715-235-9726.
205 Main Street East, Menomonie, Dunn County.
Madeline Island Historical Museum
Exhibits of rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts tell the whole story of the area's exploration and settlement, from prehistory to the present day. Prehistoric relics from the days of Ojibwe habitation rest alongside trade goods, missionaries' effects, tools of the lumbering and maritime industries, and other remnants of the island's human presence. Open Memorial Day to Oct 1 from 10 am to 4 pm (until 5 pm from Jul 5 to mid-Aug).
Call 715-747-2415.
La Pointe, Ashland County.
New Richmond Heritage Center
Call 715-246-3276.
100 Heritage Dr, New Richmond, St. Croix County.
Old Firehouse and Police Museum
Call 715-398-7558 or 715-394-7716 winter.
402 23rd Ave E, Superior, Douglas County.
Old Town Hall Museum
Open Fri & Sun June to Labor Day, 1 to 5 pm. Museum housing artifacts from Price County's logging days.
Call toll-free 800-269-4505.
Hwy 13, Fifield, Price County.
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp
Authentic reproduction of an 1890s logging camp in 134 acre Carson Park. Open first Monday in April through the first Monday in October every day from 10 am until 4:30 pm, except Easter Sunday.
Call 715-835-6200.
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County.
Pepin Historical Museum
Call 715-442-3161.
306 3rd St, Pepin, Pepin County.
Pepin Railroad Depot Museum
Call 715-442-3011.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park, Pepin County.
Pioneer Village Museum
28 buildings representing the shops and trades of Barron County pioneers.
Call 715-458-2841 or 715-458-2080.
Hwy W, Cameron, Barron County.
Prescott Welcome and Heritage Center
Displays of history of local and state interest.
Call 715-262-3284 or toll-free 800-474-3723.
233 Broad St, Prescott, Pierce County.
Rural Arts Museum
Call 715-223-2712 or 715-223-2264.
107 S Second St, Colby, Clark County.
Rusk County Historical Museum
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day Sa and Su, 12:30-4:30 pm. Local history museum with little red school-house and old wooden jail.
Call 715-532-6450 or toll-free 800-535-7875.
Ladysmith Fairgrounds, Ladysmith, Rusk County.
Russel J Rassbach Heritage Museum
Open May 1 - Sep 30, Wed - Sun, 10 am to 5 pm; Winter Fri - Sun, Noon - 4 pm. 7500 square feet of intriguing local history.
Call 715-232-8685.
1820 Wakanda St, Menomonie, Dunn County.
S.S. Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum
The S.S. Meteor is the last remaining of these innovative ships (called whalebacks for their rounded hulls). Launched from Superior in 1896, she carried a variety of cargos on the Great Lakes, including iron ore, grain, cars, and oil. In 1972 she was brought home to Superior. Hear the ship's whistle and see the original 1896 steam engine as you tour from pilot house to cargo holds. The Museum also features exhibits on Twin Ports shipbuilding history and Great Lakes shipwrecks.
Call 715-394-5712.
Barker's Island, 906 E 2nd St, Superior, Douglas County.
Sawyer County Historical Museum
Open noon - 4 pm, Sat - Wed from May 31 until September 30; Sat and Sun through the winter or by appointment anytime. Local history museum featuring lumbering memorabilia.
Call 715-634-8053.
Hwy B, Hayward, Sawyer County.
Tufts Museum
Large mansion on Main St; historic home. Tours.
Call 715-743-3346.
26 Hewett St, Neillsville, Clark County.
Washburn County Historical Museum
Open Wed to Sat, 10 am to 4 pm, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and Fri and Sat from Noon to 4 pm in September.
Call 715-766-3876.
102 W Second Ave, Shell Lake, Washburn County.
Washburn Historical Museum and Cultural Center
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily 10 am to 4 pm; call for early and late season hours. Local and regional history, dioramas, fine art exhibits.
Call 715-373-5591 or toll-free 715-373-2463.
1 E Bayfield St, Washburn, Bayfield County.
Wilson Place Museum
A colonial-style house built in 1859 by Captain Wilson, founder & first mayor of the city of Menomonie. In 1892, his daughter Angelina Stout expended the home into a Queen Anne style mansion including 17 fireplaces, a third floor ballroom and a carved mahogany staircase. In the 1920s Wilson's grandson, George La Pointe Jr reduced the size of the house creating a Mediterranean style villa. Open May to Sep, Wed to Sat, 1 to 5. Open daily for Victorian Christmas for mid-Nov thru Dec.
Call 715-235-2283 for an appointment anytime.
101 Wilson Circle, Menomonie, Dunn County.

Southeast Wisconsin

Cedarburg General Store Museum
The General Store Museum is housed in a restored 1860s-era frame building on the south end of Cedarburg’s main National Historic District. The Roger C Christensen Collection of antique packaging and advertising art recreates a typical general store from the early 1900s-1940s, and is believed to be one of the most extensive of its kind in the Midwest. With Visitor’s Center. Donations appreciated. Mon-Fri 10-4pm, Sat 10-3pm, Sun 11-3pm; closed Sunday Jan, Feb, Mar. Call for info and tours by appt.
Call 262-377-9620 or 800-233-2874.
W6 N480 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County.
Lake Mills/Aztalan Museum
Open: Thr- Sun 12pm - 4pm. Located 1 Mile East of Lake Mills at the corner of HWY B & Q. Admission $3 for adults, $1 for age 6 to 17, under age 6 free. The museum is open from May 15 thru Sept 30. Tours of the Museum for large groups or during days the museum is closed may be made by appointment.
Call 920-648-4632.
N6284 Hwy Q, Jefferson, Jefferson County.
Eghart Victorian House
Call 262-384-2674.
224 E Pierron St, Port Washington, Ozaukee County.
Elkhart Lake Depot Museum
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 am to 5 pm. Local history museum located in a 100 year-old railway depot.
Call 920-876-2922.
104 S East St, Elkhart Lake, Sheboygan County.
Fox Lake Historical Museum
Call 920-928-3095.
211 Cordelia St, Fox Lake, Dodge County.
Geneva Lake Museum of History
Visit our museum to see: turn of the century architectural styles - Georgian, Second Empire, Italianate, Colonial * Log cabin with Potawatami tools and arrowhead collection * Blacksmith shop with anvils, horseshoeing tools and ice cutting tools * Fire engine house with 1890 Hose Wagon * Farm implements and tools * Spring house for cooling milk * Telephone switchboard * 1920's Dental Work Station * General Store * 1890's school room with teacher and students; and more!
Call 262-248-6060.
255 Mill Street, Lake Geneva, Walworth County.
Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead
Call 608-365-7835.
845 Hackett, Beloit, Rock County.
Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center
Extension of the Lincon-Tallman Restorations house museum. Open daily, 9 am to 4 pm. Closed major holidays.
Call 608-756-4509.
426 N Jackson St, Janesville, Rock County.
Hoard Historical Museum
Call 920-563-7769.
401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County.
Indian Mounds and Trail Park
Call 414-674-7260 or toll-free 888-733-3678.
W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd, Jefferson, Jefferson County.
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
Call 414-345-8800.
2133 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
Kemper Center
National Register historical buildings located in a county park. Tours by appointment.
Call 262-657-6005.
6501 3rd Ave, Kenosha, Kenosha County.
Kenosha County Historical Museum
Call 262-654-5770.
6300 Third Ave, Kenosha, Kenosha County.
Kneeland-Walker House and Victorian Gardens
19th century one-room school on grounds of Wauwatosa Historical Society's Kneeland-Walker House headquarters has welcomed 7,926 second graders since 1995. Students and teachers dress as in 1800s. Reenactment includes reading, arithmetic, geography, civics, games, tour of WHS headquarters and slide show. 2010 visitors receive 15th anniversary button. Program in April, May, September and October. Free to schools in Wauwatosa; $1 per person for other schools.
Call 414-774-8672.
7406 Hillcrest Dr, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County.
Kuhefuss House Museum
Maintained by the Cedarburg Cultural Center, the Kuhefuss House Museum is a simple Greek Revival structure that has stood in the heart of the National Historic District for over 150 years and housed five generations of one of Cedarburg’s oldest families. Marie Kuhefuss, the last surviving member of the family, bequeathed the home to the Center in 1989 along with many family photographs and memorabilia. Open during the holidays, festivals and special events. Donations appreciated. Call the CCC.
Call 262-375-3676.
W62 N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County.
Little White Schoolhouse
In this schoolhouse, on March 20, 1854, the first mass meeting in the country was held that definitely and positively cut loose from old parties and advocated a new party. Ripon citizens voted to form and become members of a new political party called "Republican." The birth of the Republican Party brought a dedicated following of individuals who pledged to organize together and fight against the spread of slavery. Open daily, Jun through Aug; Sat and Sun, May Sep and Oct. Hours 10 am - 4 pm. Admission: $1 for adults, children 12 & under free.
Call 920-748-6764.
Blackburn St between Blossom and Seward, Ripon, Fond du Lac County.
Milton House Museum
This 1844 hexagonal grout stagecoach inn is the only one existing of it's type. Joseph Goodrich, founder of Milton, hosted stagecoach and train travelers as well as secret passengers on the Underground Railroad. A tunnel connects the 1837 cabin to the basement of the inn and is part of the docent led tour. A National Historic Landmark and part of the National Park Service's Network to Freedom. For tour and event information visit our website.
Call 608-868-7772.
18 S Janesville St, Milton, Rock County.
Milwaukee County Historical Center
Call 414-273-8288.
910 N Old World Third St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee Maritime Center
Call 414-276-5664.
500 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
Old Courthouse Museum and Old Sheriff's Residence
The Museum is Victorian architecture featuring galleries, and a restored courtroom - available for rent; a perfect place for intimate romantic weddings or other events. The Sheriff’s Residence and Jail sends visitors back in time to days when the sheriff’s family and prisoners shared a dwelling. Tours by appointment. Wed - Fri, 11 - 5 pm; Sat 9 am - 1 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4:30 pm; Mon & Tues by appointment. Museum free, Sheriff’s Residence $4 per adult, max tour charge $10 per family. Members free.
Call 262-335-4678.
320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County.
Old Falls Village Museum
Call 262-251-2888.
N96 W15791 County Line Rd, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County.
Old World Wisconsin
Re-discover the courage of America's early pioneers as you step into the 19th century. Get to know these strong and determined people who built America with pride and courage in the face of hardship and uncertainty. The farms, the clothing, the implements and the animals are all authentic - right down to the smells.
Call 262-594-6300.
S103 W37890 Hwy 67, Eagle, Waukesha County.
Ozaukee County Pioneer Village
Living museum of 17 buildings of the 1840-1907 era. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day Wed, Sat and Sun, Labor Day-Oct 11 Sat and Sun.
Call 262-377-4510.
4880 Hwy I, Saukville, Ozaukee County.
Palumbo Civil War Museum
Call 262-551-8500.
2001 Alford Dr, Kenosha, Kenosha County.
Racine County Historical Museum
Call 262-636-3926.
701 S Main St, Racine, Racine County.
Rock County Historical Museum
Call 608-756-4509.
10 S High St, Janesville, Rock County.
Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts
Call 920-885-3635.
1605 North Spring St, Beaver Dam, Dodge County.
St. Agnes Historic Site and School Complex
In 1857, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes was started by pioneering priest Father Casper Rehrl. These hardy souls braved the wilds of Wisconsin to start the area’s first public school open to anyone who wished to learn. Teachers were also trained here. This site features unique fieldstone construction, convent rectory and barn on three acres. Open by appointment only. Please call the Washington County Historical Society for information. St Agnes Harvest Festival every October.
Call 262-335-4678.
1386 Fond du Lac Street, West Bend, Washington County.
Ten Chimneys
Ten Chimneys, home and retreat of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum and a national resource for theatre and the arts. Almost all of the estate’s décor and collections are intact and remain unchanged since the Lunts first assembled them in the 1930s and ’40s. Ten Chimneys is a National Historic Landmark, and a "Save America’s Treasures" project site. Open through Nov, Tue - Sat. Admission $28–$35. Children under 12 not permitted.
Call 262-968-4110.
Thirty miles west of Milwaukee, Genesee Depot, Waukesha County.
Tobacco City Museum
Call 608-884-4319.
210 W Fulton St, Edgerton, Rock County.
Wade House and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum
Those who braved the arduous journey from Sheboygan to Fond du Lac in the 1850s passed many hours jarred by the clack and clatter of spoke wheels on wooden planks before arriving at the Wade House stagecoach inn. But once there, in the middle of the Wisconsin wilderness, they found an oasis of studied civility. Today Wade House regales visitors with the story of Wisconsin settlement. Open daily through Oct 31 from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission: adults $7.75, children (5-12) $3.75, senior citizens (65 and over) $7.
Call 920-526-3271.
Seven miles W of Plymouth, just off Highway 23 in Greenbush, Sheboygan County.
Watson's Wild West Museum
Call 262-723-7505.
W4865 Potter Rd, Elkhorn, Walworth County.
Wesley M Jung Carriage Museum
Call 920-526-3271.
Greenbush, Sheboygan County.
Wisconsin Automotive Museum
Call 414-673-7999.
147 N Rural St, Hartford, Washington County.
Wisconsin Black Historical Museum
Call 414-372-7677.
2620 W Center St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.

Southwest Wisconsin

St Augustine Church
Built 1844-1847 by the Italian missionary to North America Father Samuel Mazzuchelli. The Mazzuchelli Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus has begun restoring and preserving this historic structure which could be recognized as the oldest original church in Wisconsin. It stands exactly as when it was built 165 years ago. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli was the architect and builder of St Augustine as well as 20 some other churches built in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois during the period 1830 to 1864.
Call 608-965-4517 or 608-744-2868.
Church Street, New Diggings, Lafayette County.
A.A. Arnold House, Eastside Farm
The beautiful A.A. Arnold house was designed and built in 1874 by Alexander A. Arnold and Samuel Luce and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally, the grand estate consisted of a two-story, 15-room house, the New York style barn and 400 acres. In 1983, the Garden of Eden Preservation Society was formed to accomplish the task of restoring the A.A. Arnold farmstead. Since that time, much progress as been made in the restoration. Across from the G.E.T. High School on Highway 53.
Call 608-582-2626.
19408 Silver Creek Rd, Galesville, Trempealeau County.
A.D. German Warehouse
Guided tours by appt only.
Call 608-647-2808.
300 S Church St, Richland Center, Richland County.
Albany Historical Museum
Call 608-862-3423.
117 N Water St, Albany, Green County.
Alma Historical Museum
Call 608-685-4975.
2nd St, Alma, Trempealeau County.
Alma History Museum
Call 608-685-4975.
505 S 2nd St, Alma, Buffalo County.
Bangor Historical Museum
1525 Commercial St, Bangor, La Crosse County.
Boscobel Area Heritage Museum
Call 608-872-2429.
Rt 2, Box 151-A, Gays Mills, Crawford County.
Fennimore Railroad Historical Museum
Open daily Memorial Day to Labor Day 10 am to 4 pm. Weekends only Sep and Oct. Displays the engine, depot and memorabilia of the narrow gauge (15" track) railroad that once traveled from Fennimore to Woodman.
Call 608-822-6144 or 608-822-3599 or toll-free 800-822-1131.
610 Lincoln Ave, Fennimore, Grant County.
First Capitol Museum
Take a drive through the picturesque hamlet of Belmont to First Capitol for a firsthand look at where a hardy group of fledgling territorial legislators founded Wisconsin government. Modest frame buildings today stand sentinel where these first lawmakers huddled in the cold in the fall and winter of 1836 to build the framework of law and order that would evolve into the state of Wisconsin 12 years later. Open 10 am to 4 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Call 608-987-2122.
114 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, Lafayette County.
Gundry House Museum
Italianate-style home of sandstone with period rooms of the late 1800s. Open May to Oct, Thu to Sun 1 to 5 pm.
Call 608-987-2884.
234 Madison St, Mineral Point, Iowa County.
Historic Cheesemaking Center
The history of cheesemaking in the Monroe area. Take a stroll back in time, to the "beginning" when the new and old worlds met...to when there was a cheese factory at every rural crossroad. Hear voices from the past tell their stories of hardship and joy. It was from this depot, so artfully restored by Historic Monroe Inc, that tons of cheese were shipped by rail to eventually reach world markets. Open 9 - 4 pm daily, Mar 1 until Thanksgiving Day. Closed Dec, Jan, and Feb.
Call 608-325-4636.
2108 6th Ave, Monroe, Green County.
Historic Lafayette County Courthouse
Call 608-776-4850.
626 Main Street, Darlington, Lafayette County.
Jackson County Museum and History Room
Call 715-284-5314.
13 S First St, Black River Falls, Jackson County.
Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
Open daily, Mon - Sat.
Call 608-269-8680.
200 West Main St, Sparta, Monroe County.
Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center
Open mid Apr to Oct daily. Nov to mid-Apr Mon to Sat. Call for hours.
Call 608-452-3424.
N455 O Ophus Rd, Coon Valley, Vernon County.
Old Main Historical and Community Arts Cente
Old Main is part of the Galesville College that was started in the 1850s with Judge George Gale as one of the primary founders and first president. It has passed through several hands after it was discontinued as a college and is now the building is being restored for historical and community use. It is on the national register of historic places.
Call 608-582-2233.
20869 College Ave, Galesville, Trempealeau County.
Passage Thru Time Museum
Call 608-763-2215.
116 N Main, Potosi, Grant County.
Pendarvis State Historic Site
Cornish miners crossed the Atlantic and trundled across largely uncharted wilds of the Wisconsin Territory for rich veins of lead and zinc ore and little else but the knowledge that they were the best hard-rock miners in the world. They transplanted their Old World culture in rich Wisconsin earth. Pendarvis is a complex of restored houses built by Cornish miners during the 1840s and 50s using the nearby Galena limestone. Open daily mid May to Oct 31, 10am - 5pm, last tour begins at 4pm.
Call 608-987-2122.
114 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, Iowa County.
Prairie du Chien Museum at Fort Crawford
Call 608-326-6960.
717 S Beaumont Rd, Prairie du Chien, Crawford County.
Rollo Jamison Museum, Mining Museum
Call 608-348-3301.
405 E Main, Platteville, Grant County.
Seth Peterson Cottage
Nestled into the lush woods of Mirror Lake State Park, the Seth Peterson Cottage is only one of three Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses in the world available for rental occupancy. Open to public tours on the second Sunday of every month, 1 to 4 pm. Admission $2 per person. Free admission the first Sunday in June. Tours of 10 or more call ahead.
Call 608-254-6051.
Mirror Lake State Park, Lake Delton, Sauk County.
Sinsinawa Mound Center
Call 608-748-4411.
Cty Z, Sinsinawa, Grant County.
State Agricultural Museum
As Wisconsin agriculture evolved, so did industries associated with it, many of them headquartered in the state's industrial centers. The collections include implements manufactured by one of the most famous names in American agriculture. The museum's dioramas and exhibits tell the whole story of from subsistence farming through the age of industrialization. Open daily through September 30 (10 am to 5 pm Jul to Aug, 10am to 4 pm Sep). Open weekends only during Oct, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission: adults $7.50, children (5-12) $3.50, senior citizens (65 and over) $6.75.
Call 608-725-5210.
At Stonefield Village, one mile N of Cassville on the Great River Road, off Highway 133 on County Road VV, Grant County.
Swiss Historical Village
Open 7 days a week 10 to 4 May, Sept and Oct. Open 9 am to 4:30 pm in June, July, Aug.
Call 608-527-2317.
612 7th Ave, New Glarus, Green County.
Swiss Village Museum
Call 608-527-2317.
612 7th Ave, New Glarus, Green County.
Temple Theatre
Call 608-606-2340.
116 South Main St, Viroqua, Vernon County.
Thunderbird Museum & Shops
Twenty-one rooms of art, history, Indian artifacts, antique weapons and more. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day daily, 9 am to 5 pm, May and Sep weekends.
Call 715-333-5841.
N9517 Thunderbird Lane, Merrillan, Jackson County.
Turner Hall of Monroe
The only Turner (gymnast) Hall of Swiss origin left in the USA, & listed on the National & State Registers of Historic Places, the authentic Swiss chalet houses irreplaceable Swiss paintings, artifacts, & folk painting. Established in 1868, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Swiss heritage & community center’s mission is to share & perpetuate Swiss traditions. Its Ratskeller Restaurant is open for lunch & dinner. 2 blocks south of Monroe's downtown Square.
Call 608-325-3461.
1217 17th Avenue, Monroe, Green County.
Villa Louis
This hilltop mansion — home to generations of one of Wisconsin's most celebrated frontier families — commands a sweeping view of a landscape steeped in kaleidoscopic history. Open daily May 1 to Oct 31, 9am to 5 pm (last tour of the day begins at 4 pm). Admission: adults $8, children (5-12) $3.75, senior citizens (65 and over) $7.25.
Call 608-326-2721.
On St Feriole Island, Crawford County.
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