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'Farm Hands' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

'Farm Hand' Field Trip - Old World Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical Society

While participating in this field trip at the Koepsell Farm in the German Area at Old World Wisconsin, students will:

  • Discover how important it was for children to help around the farm.
  • Help out with farm chores.
  • Explore historic breeds of animals, food and farming.
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Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI

Life was very different for children in the 19th century. See how important it was for children to help around the farm.

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Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI

Students will get a chance to try their hand at baking, using a plow, and working wood for use on the farm.

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 German Area 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 to reserve 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 see Location and Directions to Old World Wisconsin.

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