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Visit Wisconsin Museums and Historic Sites

Join us where the past is present. Opening soon! Explore the Sites!

Summer Season

Spring is here! Temperatures are on the rise, and so is the anticipation for the 2022 season at the Society’s historic sites and museums.

Adventure awaits around the state. Click below to learn more about each site, browse upcoming events, and plan your visits.

Upcoming Events


Open for General Admission

Check each site's website for the most up to date information on hours and admission.

A circus cart on a lawn, bright red, yellow, and orange colors.

Circus World

A group of people bail hay out of an old fashioned cart

Old World Wisconsin

Walking by the Capitol Square

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Black Point Estate, a view of the tower and the rest of the building, the clouds are beautiful and really frame the building.

Black Point Estate & Gardens

People visiting the Arts and Crafts Fair at Wade House

Wade House

Summer Saturdays

June 4 | July 2 | August 6

Cool off and #ExploreWisconsinHistory with us! Get a free water bottle when you visit any Wisconsin Historical Sociey site or museum on the first Saturday of the month. Free gift can be picked up at the admission counter upon arrival. 

Stop by early! This offer is valid while supplies last.

Limit of one bottle per household. Offer not available at Reed School or First Capitol.

Upcoming Events

A historic summer camp experience

Enjoy a week of action-packed fun and learning through summer camps at the Wisconsin Historical Museum and Wade House. These camps held from June 11 - Aug. 22 will take curious campers on exciting daily adventures around the state.

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Explore Our Historic Sites & Museums

Check each site's website for the most up to date information on hours and admission.

The two historical buildings of Wisconsin's First Capital

First Capitol

An old fashioned camera is set up facing a dramatic photo backdrop

H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum

Wood cabin style building with antlers attached. A sign reads Museum

Madeline Island Museum

Pendarvis house at dusk,  orange colored brick and white trim windows and doors. A stone wall lines the house next to the road. The lamp is lit.


Inside the Reed School classroom, with vintage desks and a chalkboard

Reed School

A older white couple holding hands and walking towards the Stonefield buildings


The Villa Louis Manor on a sunny day, victorian architecture on elegant display

Villa Louis

Membership at the Sites

Best Deal in History!

Becoming a member is the best way to explore Wisconsin history. Members get free admission to our historic sites and discounts on special events and merchandise!

Become a member

Shop the Sites!

Shop our online store for merchandise related to our historic sites. 100% of the proceeds support the Society.

Online Store

Learn More About our Historic Sites and Museums

Travel #BackInTimeOnline

Take a virtual walk through the historic sites! Explore the people, places, items, and moments that make our historic sites and museums special through our YouTube Series “Travel Back In Time."

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Health & Safety

We want to keep you safe, make sure to stay home if your sick and follow these CDC guidelines.