Camp at Old World!

Days in June, July, & August
Select Weekdays | 10 AM – 3 PM

From apprenticing under Old World craftsmen to creating 19th-century souvenirs and more, there’s no shortage of special summer camp experiences at Old World Wisconsin this season! See what awaits beyond the gates today.

Camp at Old World!

Days in June, July, & August
Select Weekdays | 10 AM – 3 PM

From apprenticing under Old World craftsmen to creating 19th-century souvenirs and more, there’s no shortage of special summer camp experiences at Old World Wisconsin this season! See what awaits beyond the gates today.

Travel Through Time and the Stories of America’s Heartland

Experience the world of Wisconsin’s early immigrants at Old World Wisconsin.  Step into the daily lives of the people who called this world home as you help with chores and cooking, try your hand at crafts and trades, and play – yes, even the grown-ups! Lend a hand in the blacksmith shop, say hi to the farm animals, look at veggies in the gardens, dye and spin wool, knead bread, collect chicken eggs, try on wooden shoes, ride high-wheel tricycles, and sample tasty beer in the Brewhouse. This is where history comes alive! 

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

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.

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.

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

A newly constructed Brewing Experience building, combined with relocated historic Wittnebel’s Tavern and a festive outdoor Beer Garden, 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! 


Follow Us!

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin

25,112

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

Three short weeks from today we open to the public for our spring season and we can’t wait to welcome families back on site to enjoy all that Old World Wisconsin has to offer (chickens included!) ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago
Three short weeks from today we open to the public for our spring season and we can’t wait to welcome families back on site to enjoy all that Old World Wisconsin has to offer (chickens included!)

Drop a ❤️ if you love Old World Wisconsin!
lakecountryfamilyfun.com/old-world-wisconsin/
Mark your calendars because they open for the spring season on May 4! We're so excited. Will we see you there?!
#partner
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

One of our favorite things about Old World Wisconsin is that we get to teach our team incredible skills that they’ll get to take forward in their lives.

Yesterday was a beautiful day to practice haltering and walking our Belgian Draft Horses, Mack and Marty, to ensure that both our animal care team and our Animal Ambassadors are comfortable, confident, and feel safe working with each other.

Only 23 days until opening weeken#OldWorldWisconsinc#ExploreWisconsinHistoryi#horsesh#farm #horsesofinstagramt#belgianhorsen#owwanimalsn#animalcarea#heritagebreede#livestockconservancyrvancy
... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
One of our favorite things about Old World Wisconsin is that we get to teach our team incredible skills that they’ll get to take forward in their lives.

Yesterday was a beautiful day to practice haltering and walking our Belgian Draft Horses, Mack and Marty, to ensure that both our animal care team and our Animal Ambassadors are comfortable, confident, and feel safe working with each other.

Only 23 days until opening weekend!! 

#oldworldwisconsin #explorewisconsinhistory #horses #farm #horsesofinstagram #belgianhorse #owwanimals #animalcare #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy