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

May 7-22: open weekends, 10am-5pm. May 28-September 5: open daily, 10am-5pm. September 8-October 30: open Thursday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.


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


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

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

Trail Length (miles)

  • Four miles

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes