Hours and Directions
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- 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.
- From Chicago
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 6—28
Open Weekends: 10 am—5 pm
- Summer: May 29—Sep 4
Open Daily: 10 am—5 pm
- Fall: Sept 9—Oct 15
Open Weekends: 10 am—5 pm
- Wisconsin Journey
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 a small-group 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.
Ticket for Wisconsin Journey must be purchased in advance. Experience starts promptly at the following times:
10:00 am to 11:30 am
12:30 to 2pm
2:30 to 4pm
Tuesday—Friday, Sept 5—Oct 13. Closed on Mondays.
Capacity is limited to 16 participants per time slot
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.
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.
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.