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Wisconsin Historical Society

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Society Headquarters
  • 816 State Street
  • Madison, WI 53706
Event Rental
  • The Wisconsin Historical Society invites you to host your event at our Headquarters location.
call 608-264-6535
  • March 16 - April 11 | CLOSED
call 608-264-6460
  • March 16 - April 11 | CLOSED
Historic Preservation Office
  • Monday – Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed

Please email or call your contact before coming to the office.

All hours are subject to change based on the academic calendar.
Historic Sites and Museums
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