Swiss Historical Village Museum

The village is comprised of 14 buildings, each representing a facet of daily life in the nineteenth century pionerring Midwest. Established in 1938, its goal is to preserve the history and records of New Glarus as well as those relics and antiques left from pioneer settlers. Buildings include an authentic settler's log home, a traditional Swiss bee house, a replica cheese factory, an original school house, Swiss cemetery and a log church.

Hours of Operation

May through Oct 15th - daily 10am-4pm.


from Chicago - take the NW Tollway (I-90) to Beloit, Wisconsin. Exit I-90 at Highway 81 west. Follow Hwy 81 west to intersection of Hwy 11. Follow 11/81 west to Monroe. Take the Monroe bypass to the New Glarus/Hwy 69 exit. Follow Hwy 69 north to New


  • Disabled Access

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes