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First Capitol Field Trip

First Capitol - a historic site

First Capitol Field Trip | Wisconsin Historical Society

During the visit to the Council House and the lodging house at First Capitol, students will:

  • Examine the first laws of the Wisconsin Territory
  • Discuss the fight for the capitol, and learn about early purchases of the territory
  • Reimagine Wisconsin as a place of beginnings, and think like a historian with the task of preserving the historic buildings
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First Capitol in Belmont, WI

First Capitol field trips are available May through October each year. Reservations can be made year-round.

Program Details
AttributeDescription
Length 30 minutes
Availability May - October
Maximum group size No limit
Location 19101 County Highway G, Belmont, WI 53510
Lunch A public picnic area is located near First Capitol at Belmont Mound State Park. Please note that no food or drink is available for purchase on site.
Grade Level 3rd - 12th
Cost Free

Reserve Your Field Trip

See the First Captiol website to reserve your field trip. Or call 608-987-2122 or email us.

About Old World Wisconsin

Discover the rugged origins of the first capitol of Wisconsin Territory, where legislators built the framework of law and order that evolved into our current state government.

Directions, Transportation, Parking

To get directions, parking maps, and more see Location and Directions to First Capitol.

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