Civil War Museum

Civil War Museum

Civil War Museum

The Civil War Museum focuses on the contributions of the Upper Middle West – Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and Michigan – to the Civil War. These states played a vital role by providing troops and supplies to the cause, even though no battles were fought in this region. The exhibits concentrate on personal stories of people from all walks of life and circumstance. Men, women and children from various ethnic backgrounds experienced life during and after the war in different ways. It is through these unique stories that the museum visitor learns about the causes and effects of the Civil War and its impact on the region. The Veterans Memorial Gallery honors all U.S. veterans and soldiers from the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts. Group tours welcomed. Facility rentals available. Plenty of free parking. Nominal admission fee to main exhibit, rest of the museum is free.

Hours of Operation

Open Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: Noon-5pm. Closed holidays.


Take I-94 to STH 158. Travel east on STH 158 to 6th Avenue approximately seven miles. Turn right on 6th Avenue and travel to 54th Street. Turn left on 54th Street and travel to First Avenue.


  • On Water
  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Military Heritage
  • Wisconsin History

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical