Wisconsin Historical Museum

Three floors of permanent exhibits document Wisconsin history from prehistoric times to the present day. Exhibits encompass the history of Wisconsin's Native Americans, European immigrants, agriculture, mining, lumbering, industry, tourism and political history. Changing exhibits provide a venue for the exploration of other themes in state history.

Hours of Operation

9am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.


Located directly across from Wisconsin's State Capitol on Madison's Capitol Square.


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Early Industry
  • Military Heritage
  • Wisconsin History
  • European Heritage
  • Transportation Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

Shopping Type

  • Specialty Shop