Special Events


Wisconsin Historical Society Members receive a 10% discount on all ticketed events!

Take the Wisconsin Journey

The Wisconsin Journey is a new 90 minute guided experience offering exclusive access to 3 of our historic spaces. This new interactive programming is perfect for guests to experience Wisconsin’s rich immigrant history.

Interpreter speaks with guests on the Wisconsin Journey

Halloween Legends & Lore

Oct. 18-19 & 25-26

Troves of supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin over the generations come to life as you explore the Crossroads Village after dark at this always spooky, sometimes scary, family-friendly Halloween event.

An Old World Christmas

Dec. 7-8 & 14-15

Jingle all the way to the 1800s as you discover vibrant holiday traditions. Help prepare Vanocka, see North America’s largest Yule Goat, and watch out for Krampus!

Apprentice For a Day

Discover a new craft as you step back in time at our Apprentice for a Day program! These one-day classes are a chance for guests to try their hand at a historic skill alongside our professional staff in the beautiful setting of Old World Wisconsin.

Learn more about all the special events at Old World Wisconsin!