Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin exhibits the lifestyles, ethnic traditions and challenges of 19th-century European immigrants, Yankee settlers and African Americans who settled in Wisconsin. The museum's historic buildings, gathered from throughout the state, stand restored to their original condition. Throughout the site, interpreters authentically attired in period clothing discuss with visitors the families who lived and worked in the houses and farms that dot the museum's 576 acres of wooded terrain in the southern unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest. See the African-American area which includes a re-creation of the Pleasant Ridge Community. Enjoy the 1890's Cycling Experience where children and adults can hop aboard replica tricycles and bicycles from the era and take a spin around the track; there is a size and style that allows everyone to join the fun. And kids will enjoy the Life on the Farm experience, new in 2015.
Choose Your List(s)
- Disabled Access
- History/Heritage Type
- Military Heritage
- Wisconsin History
- European Heritage
- Historic Homes
- Transportation Heritage
- Trail Length (miles)
- Four miles
- State Historic Sign Site
Streets of Old Milwaukee 1/01/2016 - 12/31/2020 Milwaukee - 29.65 miles away
Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture 3/03/2017 - 7/09/2017 Milwaukee - 29.65 miles away
From the Past: Archival Posters Digitized for the 21st Century 2/06/2017 - 12/31/2017 Milwaukee - 29.73 miles away
Frank Ferrante in An Evening with Groucho 3/24/2017 - 5/28/2017 Milwaukee - 30.17 miles away
Lawrence Weiner 12/10/2016 - 5/31/2017 Milwaukee - 30.83 miles away
How Posters Work 3/31/2017 - 6/25/2017 Milwaukee - 30.83 miles away
Beloit Snappers Baseball 4/06/2017 - 9/06/2017 Beloit - 37.1 miles away
People of the Woodlands: Wisconsin Indian Ways 11/06/2009 - 12/31/2019 Madison - 47.83 miles away
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- 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.