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 Museum is open year-round to the public and for school groups, Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm (excluding major holidays).


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


  • Disabled Access

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

Shopping Type

  • Specialty Shop