Special Event

Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

10am - 5pm

EnlargeThe July 4 parade runs through the crossroads village.

The July 4 parade runs through the crossroads village.


EnlargeGuests enjoy tug o' war.

Guests enjoy tug 'o war.




Celebrate the spirit of Independence Day in 19th century America. 

Make ice cream, play games and enter the famous greased pole contest!  The July 4th event include a pie eating contest, a parade and live music.

Guests of all ages will have a grand ol' time celebrating an 1876-style Independence Day at Old World Wisconsin.  July 4th will be celebrated with a traditional Hymn sing; patriotic readings, live music, a pie eating contest and games.  The farms will be bustling with preparations, so come ready to lend a hand.  Everyone can enjoy (and even join in!) our History Parade.





Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI 53119-9503

Location Information

Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Trams are equipped to transport visitors using wheelchairs during regular museum operating hours. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.