Polk County Museum

Preserving the Past for Future Generations. Built in 1899 and used as the County Court House until 1975 and is now on the National Register of Historical Places. Three floors of galleries bursting with items dating as far back as the Revolutionary War. The Rural School Museum is just two blocks away and runs the same hours. Guided tours by appt.

Hours of Operation

Thursday-Sunday & Holidays: Noon-4pm. Closed Monday-Wednesday.


Located on Hwy 46 as you go through Balsam Lake.

Runs Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Yes


  • On Water

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes