Wisconsin Historical Museum

Four floors of permanent and changing 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. Taste Traditions of Wisconsin's popular dinner lecture series always features Wisconsin history, culture and cuisine.

Hours of Operation

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am to 4pm to the public and school groups.


The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located in downtown Madison at the corner of W. Mifflin Street and N. Carroll Street on the Capitol Square.


  • Disabled Access

Shopping Type

  • Specialty Shop

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical