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. New beginning in June of 2014 - New Interactive 1890s Cycling Experience. The new cycling experience will remain open through the rest of the 2014 season and the foreseeable future. Children and adults can hop aboard replica tricycles and bicycles from the era and take a spin around the track; there is a size and style that allows everyone to join the fun.
Hours of Operation
Open May 3-Oct 31, 2014, with some weekday closures. Spring: Open weekends 10am-5pm May 3-18. Summer: Open daily 10am-5pm May 24-Sept 1. Fall: Open Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm Sept 4-Oct 31. The site reopens for special postseason programs 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
- Military Heritage
- Wisconsin History
- European Heritage
- Historic Homes
- Transportation Heritage
State Historic Sign Site
Trail Length (miles)
- Four miles
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