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'Entrepreneurs' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Old World Wisconsin 'Entrepreneurs' Field Trip | Wisconsin Historical Society

While on this field trip, students will experience a mid-1870s smaller community and:

  • Meet the "idea" people of Crossroads Village: the shoemaker, the washerwoman, and the innkeeper.
  • Learn how entrepreneurial villagers adapted to new innovations and technology by changing the way they made their living.
  • Discover the kind of resilience it took to pursue the "American Dream."
EnlargeThree men talk on the porch of the general store.

Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI

Inspire tomorrow's entrepreneurs by learning from yesterday's.

EnlargeThe owner of the general store proudly holds up one of his products.

Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI

Each of these people was able to adapt how he or she worked to make a better living, embodying the kind of resilience we associate with seeking the "American Dream".

Program Details
Length 60 minutes
Availability Weekdays, late Apr - mid Jun; late Sep - late Oct
Maximum group size Our mix-and-match scheduling options allow you to customize tours for any size group, from 10 students to more than 150. For example, three total stations can accommodate up to a maximum of 75 students at a time. If you schedule two or more 1-hour programs simultaneously, a group of 150 students can attend.
Location The Crossroads Village at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI 53119
Lunch Time can be scheduled for students to eat a sack lunch on the grounds.
Grade Level 3rd - 12th
Cost $5 for two different one-hour programs

$7 for three different one-hour programs

Free adult admission with every 10 students

$13 each additional adult admission

Our mix-and-match 1-hour programs allow you to make your own unique Old World Wisconsin experience. Choose two or three selections from seven 1-hour tour options for a full day experience.

Reserve Your Field Trip

Create a custom tour today that can include two or three hour-long themed programs, a tram tour, a brief video presentation about Old World Wisconsin, lunch on the grounds, and/or a visit to our museum gift shop.

See the Old World Wisconsin website toreserve your field trip. Or call 262-594-6301 or email us.

About Old World Wisconsin

Explore 19th century and early 20th century rural Wisconsin, a time when waves of immigrants flocked to America's heartland in search of a better life.

Directions, Transportation, Parking

To get directions, parking maps, and more seeLocation and Directions to Old World Wisconsin.

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