Plan Your Visit


At Old World Wisconsin travel in time from the 1840s to the 1910s at your own pace, either on foot or by complimentary tram, and discover a rich tapestry of immigrant stories.



Closed for Season until May 5, 2018.

    • From Milwaukee

      Downtown and Northern Suburbs: Take I-94 west to WI-67 (Oconomowoc exit). Head south on WI-67 approximately 15 miles to Old World Wisconsin, following signs to the site.

      South Milwaukee and Southern Suburbs: Take I-894 to US-43 to WI-83 in Mukwonago. Head north on WI-83 to CR-NN, then west on CR-NN to WI-67 in Eagle. Head south on WI-67 to Old World Wisconsin, following signs to the site.

    • From Madison

      Take I-94 east to WI-67 (Oconomowoc exit). Head south on WI-67 approximately 15 miles to Old World Wisconsin, following signs to the site.

    • Minneapolis

      Lake Shore and Southern Suburbs: Take I-94 north toward Wisconsin. Exit WI-20 at Racine. Continue west on WI-20 to WI-67. Go north on WI-67 an additional eight miles to Old World Wisconsin, following signs to the site.

      West and Northwest Suburbs: Take US-12 to WI-67 in Elkhorn. Go north on WI-67 an additional 14 miles to Old World Wisconsin, following the signs to the site.

    • Spring: May 5–27

      Open Weekends: 10 am—5 pm
      Weekday tours available year round for groups of 10 or more.

      For further information, call 608-253-3523 or contact us by email.

    • Summer: June 1 – Sept. 23

      Open Daily: 10 am—5 pm

    • Fall: Sept. 8 – Oct. 14

      Open Weekends: 10 am—5 pm

    • Winter: Oct. 15 – May 4

      Closed for the season.


      Step into the past with us.

      This new 90 minute interactive, guided experience will give you exclusive access to select buildings, landscapes and collections at Old World Wisconsin as you travel the path of immigrant families coming to Wisconsin and becoming American. A costumed host will lead small-groups of not more than 16 guests to three of our historic structures where you will put yourselves in the shoes of early immigrants. You will explore choices, hold history in your hands and make connections to your own family story.

      Resumes Fall 2018.


    Adults (18-64):$19
    Children (5-7, children under 4 are free):$10
    Seniors (65 & older): $16
    Wisconsin Historical Society Members: FREE

    We accept all forms

    Check or Cash

    Parking is FREE. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.


    Because Old World Wisconsin simulates the rural environment of the 1800s and early 1900s, some exhibit areas have limited accessibility. This is due to the scale used in historic restorations and the rural setting.

    Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Trams are equipped to transport visitors using wheelchairs. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6315.

    While no pets are allowed on the museum grounds, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.


    • Waukesha County

      Old World Wisconsin is located in southwest Waukesha County, just over the border from Walworth County, near the village of Eagle.
      Home to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, vibrant arts communities, cultural venues steeped in history, and plentiful resorts and recreation spots, the area offers a dynamic mix of rustic charm and urban amenities.

      Find places to stay in the Waukesha and Pewaukee Area.

    • In the Area

      For more information on restaurants, hotels and other attractions near Old World Wisconsin, visit our sister site Travel Wisconsin. For information on bed & breakfast options in the area, including the Eagle Centre House Bed and Breakfast, visit the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association.