Ashland Historical Museum

The Ashland Historical Museum's displays reflect Ashland's rich and colorful history, including the city's industrial, retail and medical heritage and lifestyles from its beginning to the present. Swing in to the Museum located on historic Main Street and browse the gift shop and rotating exhibits. Check out the historic photo archives and research room, all open year-round to share and preserve Ashland’s history!


The Museum is located in downtown Ashland near Moore's Army Navy Store. From Hwy. 13, go west on Main Street. The Museum is about one block beyond the stop sign at Vaughn Avenue. From Hwy. 2, travel south on Vaughn Avenue for one block to Main Street. Then turn right and proceed one block west on Main Street.

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Military Heritage
  • Wisconsin History
  • European Heritage
  • Historic Homes
  • Transportation Heritage