WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Old World Wisconsin

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Travel back in time and experience rural Wisconsin century ago and more when waves of immigrants flocked to America’s heartland. Explore eight ethnic farms and an 1880s village filled with fun hands-on activities for all ages!
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DAILY EXPERIENCE

 

 


CATCH WHEEL FEVER!

You’re in the driver’s seat as you experience the 1890s
Cycling Boom.
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LIFE ON THE FARMS

Our 19th century German immigrant farms families offer a chance to roll up your sleeves and experience daily chores.
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CROSSROADS VILLAGE

From the Blacksmith Shop to the General Store to the Shoe Shop, the village is bustling with opportunities to explore.
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SCANDINAVIAN HOMESTEADS

Our Scandinavia immigrant homesteads offer the chance to help tend gardens, learning to spin, and kids of all ages can attend the one room school house.
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Brewers do a presentation of beer creation