Kenosha History Center

  • Kenosha History Center

    Kenosha History Center
  • KHC2


Museum on Kenosha’s harbor features the history of Kenosha County, including its early settlement and industrial history, and a gift shop. Visit the Yesteryear Gallery – from settlement to 1900 see how Kenosha County developed and grew. See the Upson Oxcart, a Barn Raising & Fanning Mill, Blacksmith Shop, Railroad Depot, General Store, Barbershop, One Room School, and more. In the Rambler Legacy Gallery – see how Kenosha’s auto-making legacy shaped history through the 20th Century. Displays on the perimeter of the gallery include the Peter Pirsch Company with a 1934 Pirsch Fire Engine, the Sterling Bicycle Company and Jeffery Company with a 1902 Rambler, Model C convertible on display. The center of the gallery includes a new exhibit each year. Visit the archives by appointment. Group tours welcomed. Facility rentals available. The grounds include the Southport Light Station Museum (open seasonally and by appointment).

Hours of Operation

Open Tues-Fri 10am-4:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • On Water
  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical