Special Event

Wisconsin Shipwrecks for Kids!

Saturday, November 18, 2017


EnlargeExploring the schooner "Home"

Exploring the Schooner "Home"

Underwater overhead view of the schooner "Home" taken from the starboard side near the stern. Two underwater archaeologists are swimming over the site of the ship. View the original source document: WHI 119835

Wisconsin Historical Society underwater archaeologists will share stories from beneath the waves of the Great Lakes during this family-friendly event. Kids and parents will find out how some of the 700 ships in Wisconsin's waters sank, and they will discover what life was like for sailors and passengers aboard these vessels. Explore the shipwrecks and work like an underwater archaeologist to uncover clues about the past!


Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.