Midsummer Celebration

Saturday, June 15 | 4:30 – 9PM

Sip beer, play games and usher in summer during this traditional Scandinavian celebration of light and life!

Midsummer Celebration

Saturday, June 15 | 4:30 – 9PM

Sip beer, play games and usher in summer during this traditional Scandinavian celebration of light and life!

Spring Into the Past

Travel Through Time and the Stories of America’s Heartland

Spring is in the air at Old World Wisconsin! Come see what’s blooming in our gardens, meet new heritage farm animals, explore scenic nature trails and visit more than 60 historic homes, farms, stores and workshops. Try your hand at blacksmithing, craft a wagon, learn about artisanal brewing and more. Choose your own adventure at one of America’s largest outdoor museums dedicated to the history of rural life and immigration. 

Kids Out and About at Old World Wisconsin

Thanks to your votes, for the past 2 years Old World Wisconsin has continuously been placed on the Top 20 Places to Take Kids list by Milwaukee Kids Out and About! Come see what all the fun is about!

2023 Kids Out and About.com #2 - Top 20 places to take kids

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The five fermentation vats (one for each day of brewing during the summer season) and kegs shown as equipment is moved into the new Brewhouse at Old World Wisconsin in preparation for the June 2022 grand opening events. Taken 2.24.22 by Dan Freas

The Brewhouse

Now Open!

From large breweries to corner bars, big labels to modern microbrews, beermaking is a huge part of Wisconsin’s culture and heritage.

Make Your Next Event Historic

Old World Wisconsin’s picturesque settings for a rustic Wisconsin wedding or a unique private event offer plentiful opportunities for a historic event. Make your day historic and create a story that will be remembered for generations.

Start your history road trip!

Pick up your 2024 Member PastPort and start collecting stamps when you visit Old World Wisconsin! Redeem your stamps for discounts or even a free year of membership! Not a member? Join today to get in on the fun.

What more could you want!?

“What more could you want!? I loved coming here as a kid and still enjoy it as an adult.
There’s animals, history, and nature.”

Kelly L.



NEW ARRIVALS: A CAMPAIGN

Aerial view of the new New Arrivals entrance to Old World Wisconsin
A newly constructed Brewing Experience building, combined with relocated historic Wittnebel’s Tavern, a festive outdoor Beer Garden and a new welcome center will allow Old World Wisconsin guests to celebrate Wisconsin’s brewing traditions like never before.

CREATING AN IMMERSIVE WELCOME EXPERIENCE AT OLD WORLD WISCONSIN

The Brewhouse at Old World Wisconsin is the first structure completed as part of a $5.5 million project that represents the first two phases of a larger, multi-year master plan by the Wisconsin Historical Society to transform the site’s entry area with a reimagined Welcome Experience.

Get the Best Deal in History 

Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 


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Experience the world of early immigrants at Old World Wisconsin, where history comes alive!

The spring blooms in the Crossroads Village have been enjoying all of this rain and are ready to put on a show this weekend!

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2 days ago
The spring blooms in the Crossroads Village have been enjoying all of this rain and are ready to put on a show this weekend! 

Get your tickets today at https://wihist.org/3ag3Wp5

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Good color...just in time for Pentecost

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Rhubarb weekend at Old World Wisconsin 😍

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I’d love the recipe for those rolls!

They look beautiful if I do say so myself.😍

Rhubarb crisp is good too

So much rhubarb!! Haha

Mine flowered out 😞

pieplant!

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We’re so excited to have the Wisconsin Pink Boots Society at the Brewhouse today 🩷💕

Stop by, say hello, and learn about beer (past and modern!) from the experts!
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1 week ago
We’re so excited to have the Wisconsin Pink Boots Society at the Brewhouse today 🩷💕

Stop by, say hello, and learn about beer (past and modern!) from the experts!