Independence Day Weekend

Sat, July 6 & Sun, July 7
10 AM – 4 PM 

Baseball, pie and other red, white and blue-themed delights—come celebrate America’s birthday at Old World Wisconsin!

This event is sponsored by Old World Foundation

Independence Day Weekend

Sat, July 6 & Sun, July 7 | 10 AM – 4 PM 

Baseball, pie and other red, white and blue-themed delights—come celebrate America’s birthday at Old World Wisconsin!

This event is sponsored by Old World Foundation

Travel Through Time and the Stories of America’s Heartland

It’s time to slow down, soak up the sunshine and make memories you’ll cherish for years to come. Savor the simple pleasures of summer at Old World – stroll our nature trails and gardens, meet new heritage farm animals and visit more than 60 historic farms, stores and workshops. Try your hand at blacksmithing, craft a wagon, learn about artisanal brewing and more. Choose your own adventure at what has been called one of the best living history experiences in America. 

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

A man hammers a flaming hot piece of iron on an anvil

Hands-On History Workshop:

Blacksmithing

Select Thursdays | 10 AM – 2 PM

Forge your skill—and prove your merit—as an 1800s metalworker when you step into the heat of the Blacksmith Workshop at Old World Wisconsin! Learn the basics of blacksmithing as you work in small groups shoulder to shoulder with a trained and talented smith.

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!

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The support we receive from the Old World Foundation is vital to our site’s present and future. We are so excited to celebrate the sunset soirée with them this summer!

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