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ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY
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.