Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin exhibits the lifestyles, ethnic traditions and challenges of 19th-century European immigrants, Yankee settlers and African Americans who settled in Wisconsin. The museum's historic buildings, gathered from throughout the state, stand restored to their original condition. Throughout the site, interpreters authentically attired in period clothing discuss with visitors the families who lived and worked in the houses and farms that dot the museum's 576 acres of wooded terrain in the southern unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Hours of Operation

Open May 4 through Oct 13, 2013, with some weekday closures. Spring: Open weekends 10am-5pm May 4-19. Summer: Open daily 10am-5pm May 25-Sept 2. Fall: Open Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm Sept 5-Oct 13. The site reopens for special postseason programs Oct 18-Dec 22 with unique hours and fees.


From Interstate 94, take Highway 67 south toward Eagle. Old World Wisconsin is located 1-1/2 miles south of Eagle.


  • Disabled Access

Trail Length (miles)

  • Four miles

History/Heritage Type

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

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes