Kids Get in Free

Select Days | 10 AM – 4 PM 

Let’s celebrate the little history makers in our lives! Kids receive free admission to Old World Wisconsin during select summer dates.

Kids Get in Free

Select Days | 10 AM – 4 PM 

Let’s celebrate the little history makers in our lives! Kids receive free admission to Old World Wisconsin during select summer dates.

Travel Through Time and the Stories of America’s Heartland

It’s time to slow down, soak up the sunshine and make memories you’ll cherish for years to come. Savor the simple pleasures of summer at Old World – stroll our nature trails and gardens, meet new heritage farm animals and visit more than 60 historic farms, stores and workshops. Try your hand at blacksmithing, craft a wagon, learn about artisanal brewing and more. Choose your own adventure at what has been called one of the best living history experiences in America. 

Kids Out and About at Old World Wisconsin

Thanks to your votes, for the past 2 years Old World Wisconsin has continuously been placed on the Top 20 Places to Take Kids list by Milwaukee Kids Out and About! Come see what all the fun is about!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Wine Event with American Wine Project 

Friday, August 16 | 4:30 – 8:00 PM 

Wine is always better when sipped in a beautiful location—why not try a selection of vintages at Old World Wisconsin this summer? Join us in the Crossroads Village for a delicious five-course, seasonally curated picnic menu featuring locally sourced meats, fresh produce and other refreshments, including a robust selection of American Wine Projects natural wines!

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.

The five fermentation vats (one for each day of brewing during the summer season) and kegs shown as equipment is moved into the new Brewhouse at Old World Wisconsin in preparation for the June 2022 grand opening events. Taken 2.24.22 by Dan Freas

The Brewhouse

Now Open!

From large breweries to corner bars, big labels to modern microbrews, beermaking is a huge part of Wisconsin’s culture and heritage.

What more could you want!?

“What more could you want!? I loved coming here as a kid and still enjoy it as an adult.
There’s animals, history, and nature.”

Kelly L.



NEW ARRIVALS: A CAMPAIGN

A newly constructed Brewing Experience building, combined with relocated historic Wittnebel’s Tavern and a festive outdoor Beer Garden, will allow Old World Wisconsin guests to celebrate Wisconsin’s brewing traditions like never before.

CREATING AN IMMERSIVE WELCOME EXPERIENCE AT OLD WORLD WISCONSIN

The Brewhouse at Old World Wisconsin is the first structure completed as part of a $5.5 million project that represents the first two phases of a larger, multi-year master plan by the Wisconsin Historical Society to transform the site’s entry area with a reimagined Welcome Experience.

Get the Best Deal in History 

Become a Member

Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 


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Experience the world of early immigrants at Old World Wisconsin, where history comes alive!

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We love Maria!Meet Maria Comiskey! Maria join the Old World Wisconsin team as General Manager of Experiences and Events in May 2023.

Her professional background includes working with adult volunteers and interns, managing people and programs, and developing hands-on guest experiences in a science center, zoo, aquarium, nature center, and children’s museum.

In her role at OWW, Maria leads the awesome Guest Experience team, manages daily programming, and coordinates OWW’s signature events, like Halloween Legends and Lore and Home For The Holidays. Maria’s main goal in life is to spend as much time as possible outside.

The next time you visit Old World Wisconsin be sure to say "hi" to Maria!

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Maria is an amazing person and manager!!! So proud to be a part of her team💕🥰

Welcome Maria!

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Old World Wisconsin is hiring for the fall and winter seasons!

Are you headed back to school and looking for some fun weekend work? Are you interested in getting involved with our fall and winter signature events?

Our guest services department serves the public in ticketing, retail, and food service. We are looking for folks who are passionate about history and helping every guest every day feel like there is something for them at Old World Wisconsin!

Apply today at wihist.org/3PGAEWl
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3 days ago
Old World Wisconsin is hiring for the fall and winter seasons!

Are you headed back to school and looking for some fun weekend work? Are you interested in getting involved with our fall and winter signature events?

Our guest services department serves the public in ticketing, retail, and food service. We are looking for folks who are passionate about history and helping every guest every day feel like there is something for them at Old World Wisconsin!

Apply today at https://wihist.org/3PGAEWlImage attachmentImage attachment