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. Enjoy the 1890's Cycling Experience where 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. And kids will enjoy the Life on the Farm experience, new in 2015.

Hours of Operation

Open May 2-Oct 31, 2015, with some weekday closures. Spring: Open weekends 10am-5pm May 2-17. Summer: Open daily 10am-5pm May 23-Sept 7. Fall: Open Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm Sept 10-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

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

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

Trail Length (miles)

  • Four miles