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About Wisconsin Historical Markers

Wisconsin has more than 530 official state historical markers. Each tells a story about our state's rich heritage. Many are located along roadsides.


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Wisconsin Historical Markers

Find a marker’s official number, its official name and location. Also includes a map index code corresponding to the Wisconsin Official State Highway Map.

Wisconsin Destinations

The Historical Marker Database.

Plan Your Road Trip

Discover roadside history! Browse this volunteer-run website to find driving directions, images and information for historical markers across the country, including Wisconsin.

Marker Instructions

Questions to Get You Started

Use these questions to develop a well-documented, comprehensive text for your marker inscription.

Anyone can apply for a Wisconsin State Historical Marker by submitting a completed application form. Read how to do it step-by-step.

A potential Wisconsin Historical Marker must meet the criteria for the marker topic and where it will be located.

Read about techniques to help you develop a well-written historical marker inscription.


Have Questions?

If you have questions about Wisconsin Historical Markers, please contact Rick Bernstein by phone at 608-264-6583 or by email.