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

Old World Wisconsin is open weekends May 6-28 from 10am-5pm and daily May 29-September 4 from 10am-5pm.

Directions

Old World Wisconsin is located 1.5 miles south of Eagle in Waukesha County.

Features

  • Disabled Access

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • Four miles

History/Heritage Type

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