Hidden History Walking Tours Special Event

Hidden History of the Capitol Square

Saturday, May 20, 2017

2:30-4 pm

Enlargemadison's capitol square postcard

Main Street on the Square

A view of Main Street on the Capitol Square, looking west. View the original source document: WHI 3472

The Capitol Square has been the focal point of Madison since its founding. Discover how the downtown has changed (and stayed the same!) over hundreds of years. This tour will shed light on the formative years of Madison, featuring stories of the men and women who established our iconic square as a center of politics, commerce, and social life. How did a marsh-covered isthmus become the Madison we know today? Join us and find out!

This tour meets in front of the Wisconsin Historical Museum (30 N. Carroll Street) and covers approximately 1.25 miles on city sidewalks. Participants may be asked to stand for extended periods of time. Tour will take place rain or shine! Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. 

Register today! Drop-in spots are limited and not guaranteed. See box on the right for more details on how to take a walk with us through Madison history!

Additional Walking Tour Dates

Can't make it to this tour? View additional dates and other walking tour offerings HERE.

Location

Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.