Milton House Museum

  • The Milton House. Photo by Dave Adams.

    The Milton House.  Photo by Dave Adams.
  • Twilight Tours - Third Saturday in September.

    Twilight Tours - Third Saturday in September.
  • Milton House National Historic Landmark Plaque.

    Milton House National Historic Landmark Plaque.
  • Tour group inside the Milton House. Photo by Gail Nordlof.

    Tour group inside the Milton House.  Photo by Gail Nordlof.
  • Milton House Entrance

    Milton House Entrance
  • Milton House Buggy Shed

    Milton House Buggy Shed
  • 1837 Goodrich Cabin. Photo by Gail Nordlof

    1837 Goodrich Cabin.  Photo by Gail Nordlof
  • Milton House Grounds.

    Milton House Grounds.

The Milton House, a National Historic Landmark, is a hexagonal stagecoach inn, built in 1844 by Joseph Goodrich, Milton's founder. The inn, constructed of "grout," is considered the oldest building of its type in the United States. The inn was a stop along the Underground Railroad. Goodrich, an abolitionist, provided a safe haven for runaway slaves by hiding them in the basement of the inn. A tunnel connects the basement of the inn to the 1837 cabin included on the tour. The Milton House is part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Hours of Operation

Memorial Day to Labor Day - Open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm. Labor Day to Memorial Day (Fall/Winter) - Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Tours by appointment. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter. Closed Mondays in October through April. Open weekends in May.

Directions

At intersection of Hwy 59 (Madison Avenue) and State Hwy 26 (Janesville Street).

Features

  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin History
  • Historic Homes
  • Transportation Heritage

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes