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Visit Wisconsin Museums and Historic Sites

How do YOU history?

Experience the past like never before at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie or simply looking for your next great adventure, there’s something for everyone where history comes alive in exciting new ways!

Hit the open road and experience the thrill of a circus big top, the majesty of historic mansions, the taste of savory Cornish pasties and kettle-brewed beer. Try your hand at blacksmithing, cooking dinner in a stagecoach inn or walking in the footsteps of Wisconsinites iconic to infamous.

No matter how YOU history, you’ll find your history here!

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Explore Our Historic Sites & Museums

Join us this season and check each site's website for the most up to date information on hours and admission.

Black Point Estate, a view of the tower and the rest of the building, the clouds are beautiful and really frame the building.

Black Point Estate & Gardens

A circus cart on a lawn, bright red, yellow, and orange colors.

Circus World

The two historical buildings of Wisconsin's First Capital

First Capitol

An old fashioned camera is set up facing a dramatic photo backdrop

H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum

Wood cabin style building with antlers attached. A sign reads Museum

Madeline Island Museum

A group of people bail hay out of an old fashioned cart

Old World Wisconsin

Pendarvis house at dusk,  orange colored brick and white trim windows and doors. A stone wall lines the house next to the road. The lamp is lit.


Inside the Reed School classroom, with vintage desks and a chalkboard

Reed School

A older white couple holding hands and walking towards the Stonefield buildings


The Villa Louis Manor on a sunny day, victorian architecture on elegant display

Villa Louis

People visiting the Arts and Crafts Fair at Wade House

Wade House

Walking by the Capitol Square

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Group Tours

Bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society's sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin's past.

Members Get Free Admission!

Become a Wisconsin Historical Society member and visit all 12 of our historic sites for free! Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits and includes other great benefits like discounts and reciprocal benefits to more than 1,200 organizations.

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Shop the Sites!

Shop our online store for merchandise related to our historic sites. 100% of the proceeds support the Society.

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Make Your Next Event Historic!

Celebrate your special event in the beautiful indoor and outdoor historical spaces offered by the many venues of the Wisconsin Historical Society. From family reunions, to company picnics, Weddings, to bridal showers, we have everything you need to create memories to last forever.

Learn More About our Historic Sites and Museums

Travel #BackInTimeOnline

Take a virtual walk through the historic sites! Explore the people, places, items, and moments that make our historic sites and museums special through our YouTube Series “Travel Back In Time."

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Health & Safety

We want to keep you safe, make sure to stay home if your sick and follow these CDC guidelines.