Waukesha County Museum

  • Waukesha County Museum

    Waukesha County Museum

Located in an 1893 courthouse, the Waukesha County Museum is a not for profit organization, preserving and sharing the history and culture of Waukesha County. We educate and inspire visitors at every stage of learning. A new permanent exhibit, Les Paul: The Wizard of Waukesha is now open at the Waukesha County Museum. The exhibit chronicles his life as a young boy through his years of fame. Rare guitars and priceless artifacts are used to tell the inspiring story of the man who put a dent-in-the-universe by inventing the Gibson solid body electric guitar and sound-on-sound recording.

Hours of Operation

Thursday: 1-4pm Inquire by phone for additional tour availability


Exit I-94 at Hwy. 164, south on 164. Follow North street when it intersects ith 164 until Barstow Street. Turn left on Barstow. Follow Barstow to Main, turn left, museum at the end of the block.


  • Disabled Access

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History