: Noon–4 pm
Contact Info E-mail: oww@
: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.
The Spirit of Christmas Past
Keep your promise to enjoy the holiday season and, at the same time, start a new tradition. Stroll the 1870s Crossroads Village and discover the origins of many of our favorite holiday customs. Walk house to house, shop to shop, as you join in the festivities and see how different cultures contributed to the rituals we enjoy today.
Many of the village buildings will be busy with holiday preparations: a Christmas dinner will be in the making at the Sisel House; the table will be set for a festive evening party in the Sanford House; a Christmas tree will take center stage in the Benson House; they'll be singing Christmas carols in St. Peter's Church; and the Thomas General Store will be stocked with special items for the holidays.
In time for gift giving, Old World Wisconsin's historical gardener, Marcia Carmichael, will host a book signing for her just-released book featuring the gardens of Old World Wisconsin, Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers
, on Saturday, December 3, from 2 to 4 pm.
: $5 per person(children 4 and under free)
: Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
: Old World Wisconsin
: W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
: Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Trams are equipped to transport visitors using wheelchairs during regular museum operating hours. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.
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