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MAY 4 – SEP 29



Jun 12 – Aug 25
10 AM – 4PM


Aug 31 – Sep 29
10 AM – 4 PM


Sep 30 2024 – May 2025
*open on select days for
special events


May 4 – Jun 9
10 AM – 4PM



Adults (18-64): $20
Teens (13-17): $20
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (5-12): $13
Children Under 5: FREE
Blue Star Initiative

Time Travel Tokens are the perfect way to enhance your experience!

Wisconsin Historical Society members
receive free general admission and 10% off special experiences

Time Travel Tokens

Time Travel Tokens are the perfect way to enhance your experience at Old World Wisconsin.

Available experiences

-Historic Soda Water from 4 Mile Taproom
-Shopping in the General Store
-Shopping in the Blacksmith Shop
-Make and Take Leather Keychain at the Shoe Shop

Tokens are $6/each 
Each Token is redeemable for one experience 

You do not have to select your experiences at the time of purchase . Available experiences vary depending on season, staffing, and weather. Tokens are not redeemable for cash. Tokens cannot be used for purchases at the Creamery, Café, or Museum Store. 


The main entrance to Old World Wisconsin is accessed via the Main Gate (#1) located off of Hwy 67, just south of the town of Eagle at W372 S9727 Hwy 67.

On-site vehicle parking is available for FREE at Old World Wisconsin. The parking lot is located at the front entrance of the site.


a man, dressed in clothes from the time, talking and showing something to a group of kids

Field Trips

The best day of your school year awaits! Don’t just read about history, experience it! Field Trips at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums allow students to step into the worlds they’re studying through fun adventures and engaging experiences around the state for grades k-12.  

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Group Tours

Travel Together Through Time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.



NEW! The Caldwell Food Hall

Open 11 AM – 3 PM

The Caldwell Food Hall is open for business! From Wisconsin classics like pretzel bun beer brats to shredded barbecue chicken sandwiches, salads, desserts and more, there’s plenty of options to choose from at this historic eatery.
Conveniently located at the Catch Wheel Fever tram stop


Open 10 AM – 4 PM

Stay cool after a fun day of exploration by enjoying a waffle cone or dish of frozen custard. The Crossroads Creamery at Old World Wisconsin serves snacks, beverages and soft serve frozen custard.


The Clausing Barn Cafe is temporarily closed for the season.

A fully stocked gift shop at Old World Wisconsin! Sheep pillows, food and drinks, books about the area and the history, food stuff, and other fun gift items.



Visit the museum store to take a little of the Old World Wisconsin experience home with you. You’ll find favorites like lavender soap and yarn from Old World’s sheep, along with handmade textiles and leather goods, gifts, jewelry, and inspirations for your home or hobby.

Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!

Old World Wisconsin is Travel Green certified!


If it’s your first visit, we recommend you spend the full day. Most guests stay about 5 hours. This gives you time to explore the full 600 acres, have lunch, and not feel rushed. Many Wisconsin Historical Society Members come for a 2 or 3 hour visit a few times a season. This lets them visit their favorite spaces at different times in the season – which means new flowers, animals, and activities each time they visit!

Guests are allowed to bring their own lunches if they wish. We do, however, offer lunches and cold drinks for purchase. Please note that grills or any open fire are not allowed.

Pets are not allowed at Old World Wisconsin out of consideration of our many heritage animals who call the museum home. Service Animals are allowed, but must be registered at Admissions before entering the site.

We recommend closed-toe shoes for all guests. Our paths are gravel and the terrain may be uneven. Flip flops and heels can make for a long and sore day. Shoes are required for all guests.

Of course! We do recommend strollers and wagons that fold. All strollers and wagons must be folded up before you can load them on to our Trams. Strollers and wagons must be left outside of our historic structures. Often the doorways may prevent access, and once inside the size of the wagon or stroller may become a barrier in the event of an emergency. Thank you in advance for help keep all guests to Old World Wisconsin safe.

Because Old World Wisconsin simulates the rural environment of the 1800s and early 1900s, some historic spaces have limited accessibility. This is due to unpaved paths, narrow doorways, and thresholds that are historically correct, although often not accessible. 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.

Yes. Credit Cards can be used at Admissions, Museum store, Crossroads Creamery, and Caldwell Hall. We also recommend picking up Time Travel Tokens to use once on site. These can be purchased when you arrive, or in the Museum Store.

Time Travel Tokens are a great way to shop in the Crossroads Village like it’s the 1870s! These can be purchased when you arrive at admissions or in the Museum Store. Use them to shop for handmade objects and treats at the Blacksmith Shop, Shoe Shop, and General Store. Tokens are a great way to put history in the hands of your young guests, or to treat yourself!

Not if you don’t want to! Many guests love to walk the many, scenic trails and take in the fresh air and beautiful views. We do offer free hop-on-hop-off tram service through our beautiful grounds across the full site.

We love all things historic – but not the bathrooms! We have modern restrooms across the site. You will find these noted on your map, or just ask any staff person for the nearest location.

All of our restrooms–men’s and women’s – include baby changing stations. We also know that sometimes you just need to change a diaper right in the yard… so that’s ok too! Trash bins are located across the site, and staff can direct you to the nearest one if needed.

We respect the right of all parents to feed their children when, how, and where they wish. However, if you need a little space, we do have a dedicated Mother’s Room located in the Admissions building. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Of Course! Photos are welcome all over Old World Wisconsin. We encourage you to share these on social media by tagging us with @WisconsinHistoricalSociety and #ExploreWisconsinHistory on Instagram or Old World Wisconsin on Facebook! Our one request is that tripods not be used inside our historic structures. This is to protect the walls and floors. All Professional photographers and those wishing to conduct photo shoots must check in at Admissions before entering the site.

“I’ve been coming here since I was a child and even into adulthood,
it’s always a different and fun experience.”

Megan Yacullo


We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

Because Old World Wisconsin simulates the rural environment of the 1800s and early 1900s, all the exhibit areas have limited accessibility. This is due to the scale used in historic restorations and the rural setting. Old World Wisconsin is committed to reviewing the accessibility issue and improving access for all. In the interim, guests in wheelchairs and electric scooters are offered complimentary admission to Old World Wisconsin.
Service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Other pets are not allowed on the grounds.
No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.
Our Team is trained in Universal Design and understands that each guest experiences, processes, and accesses stories in their own way. We train with staff with from the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin and are happy to follow your lead when it comes to making your visit to Old World Wisconsin the stuff of memories. Just let us know how we can help! Our site is full of beautiful historic structures, but sometimes steps and thresholds prevent access for those with mobility considerations. Our staff is happy to join you in the yards and gardens to make your experience as rich as possible. Tram Drivers are always happy to assist with transportation around the site and offer tips on their favorite accessible spots.
Field Trips are busy, exciting days for students and staff at Old World Wisconsin. When we have advance notice of any accessibility considerations we can work to make sure that everything is in place for a fantastic day. We train with staff with from the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin and are happy to follow your lead when it comes to making your visit to Old World Wisconsin the stuff of memories. Just let us know how we can help!
Old World Wisconsin may occasionally photograph or video visitors for educational and promotional use. Attendance on premises constitutes implied consent for use of the visitors’ likeness in Old World Wisconsin and Wisconsin Historical Society educational and promotional materials.

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.