Badger Mine & Museum

Take a guided tour of the Badger Mine & Museum. Descend 51 steps with your tour guide into a hand-dug 1827 mine. Marvel at the small side tunnels and wonder how men could crawl into such confined places and still work. See the re-created shops and exhibits of the early mining town. Gaze at the early mining tools and ore specimens and learn the methods used to extract lead with the pick, gad, and black powder. Admission fee.

Hours of Operation

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day: Wed-Sun 11:30am-4pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.


From State Highway 11: Enter Shullsburg's historic Water Street and turn left by the Gazebo, onto Galena Street. Follow Galena Street along Badger Park before taking a left on Estey Street, where parking for the museum is available.

Runs Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History

Tour Type

  • Walking Tours

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes