Old World Wisconsin
At Old World Wisconsin your day will be engaging, authentic, and fun. This means letting you encounter history by exploring sensory rich spaces, stories, and hands-on exploration.
Each area at Old World Wisconsin showcases different stories from Wisconsin’s immigrant past. As you tour at your own pace, you will find buildings that let you self-explore, gardens to wander through, and costumed staff ready to help you get hands-on with history. You will travel in time from the 1840s to the 1910s, experiencing daily life as you help with chores and cooking, try your hand at crafts and trades, and play – even the grownups!
We want everyone to have a fun and engaging day filled with stories and lots of questions. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share stories; By visiting Old World Wisconsin you become a part of Wisconsin’s story. Welcome!
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Choose Your List(s)
- Disabled Access
- State Historic Sign Site
- Trail Length (miles)
- Four miles
- History/Heritage Type
- Military Heritage
- Wisconsin History
- European Heritage
- Historic Homes
- Transportation Heritage
Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- Provided historically accurate blue bird houses throughout the site with interpretive panels to teach visitors about the historical impact of bluebirds on the landscape.
- Reusable goods are used instead of disposables.
- Low-flush and/or dual-flush toilets are installed and in use.
- Office paper, toilet tissues, paper towels, and paper napkins that are purchased are minimum 30% post-consumer recycled content.