WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Guest tries a historic bicycle with the help of an interpreter

Weekend Experience


WEEKEND EXPERIENCE

For centuries people left old worlds for a new life in Wisconsin. Facing unfamiliar landscapes and languages, they blended the old with the new and established farms and communities. Welcome to the world they created. Welcome to Old World Wisconsin.

You are about to embark on your own adventure! Walk in the footsteps of the people who came to call Wisconsin home. Explore their farms, gather chicken eggs, attend a one-room school, visit with the village blacksmith and more! Visit the Plan page for more information on hours and tickets.


CATCH WHEEL FEVER!

Take a spin on a 19th century tricycle or peddle a High-Wheeler!
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CROSSROADS VILLAGE

From the blacksmith shop to the general store, the village is bustling with opportunities to explore small town life. Don’t forget your Time Travel Token to shop in the general store or enjoy a soda water in the Four-Mile House.
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LIFE ON THE FARMS

Roll up your sleeves and help with 19th-century chores and farm work, just remember, there’s no electricity allowed!
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SCANDINAVIAN HOMESTEADS

Attend lessons in a one-room schoolhouse and try your hand at the tools that helped pioneers survive on Wisconsin’s early frontier.
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WEEKEND EXPERIENCE

Saturday & Sunday

Full living history outdoor experience with a variety of featured programs, hands-on activities, and complimentary tram rides all day (buildings open and staffed): 10am to 5pm

Clausing Barn Café: 12pm to 3pm

The Creamery (snacks and beverages): 10am to 5pm

Museum Store: 10am to 5pm

Garden Shop: 1:30pm to 5pm

*Some special events require a separate ticket. Find out more on the Special Events page

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WEEKEND SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Not sure where to begin? Your Old World Wisconsin admission ticket opens the door to a world of possibilities. Use our suggested itineraries to make the most of your adventure!