Students on a historic sites field trip.

Elementary Field Trips

Connect your students with Wisconsin's rich history through hands-on activities, workshops, and tours at our 12 museums and historic sites. Check out the many field trip opportunities near your school.

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'Immigration' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Norwegian Area, discover reasons for migration to the New World and what life was like for immigrants once they arrived in Wisconsin.

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First Capitol Field Trip

First Capitol - a historic site

Tour the first capitol of Wisconsin and reimagine Wisconsin as a place of beginnings.

Wade House - a historic site

At Wade House historic site, students learn about early Wisconsin transportation, travel and everyday life in a mid-19th century town.

H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site

Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".

Madeline Island Museum

Cross the waters of Lake Superior and experience a cultural encounter at the Madeline Island Museum.

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Pendarvis Field Trip

Pendarvis - a historic site

Learn about the lives of immigrant Cornish miners in the 1830s and 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom.

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Learn about immigrants who came late to America, as the Finns did, were left with the land most difficult to farm.

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Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

Reed School - a historic site

Come experience one of the finest examples of rural education in Wisconsin's history.

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'Industrialization' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Crossroads Village and discover why the railroad created challenges for 19th-century small towns.
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Have Questions?

If you have questions about our field trips, lesson plans, or other educational resources, please contact Kurt Griesemer by phone at 608-264-6547 or by email.

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