Camp at Old World!

Days in June, July, & August
Various Days | 10 AM – 3 PM

From apprenticing under Old World craftsmen to creating 19th-century souvenirs and more, there’s no shortage of special summer camp experiences at Old World Wisconsin this season! See what awaits beyond the gates today.

Camp at Old World!

Days in June, July, & August
Various Days | 10 AM – 3 PM

From apprenticing under Old World craftsmen to creating 19th-century souvenirs and more, there’s no shortage of special summer camp experiences at Old World Wisconsin this season! See what awaits beyond the gates today.

Travel Through Time and the Stories of America’s Heartland

Experience the world of Wisconsin’s early immigrants at Old World Wisconsin.  Step into the daily lives of the people who called this world home as you help with chores and cooking, try your hand at crafts and trades, and play – yes, even the grown-ups! Lend a hand in the blacksmith shop, say hi to the farm animals, look at veggies in the gardens, dye and spin wool, knead bread, collect chicken eggs, try on wooden shoes, ride high-wheel tricycles, and sample tasty beer in the Brewhouse. This is where history comes alive! 

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!

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Become a Wisconsin Historical Society member and visit all 12 of our historic sites for free! Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits and includes other great benefits like discounts and reciprocal benefits to more than 1,200 organizations.


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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

CREATING AN IMMERSIVE WELCOME EXPERIENCE AT OLD WORLD WISCONSIN

The Wisconsin Historical Society is excited to open the brand new Brewhouse at Old World Wisconsin in 2022. This building is just the first new structure completed as part of a $5.5 million project that represents the first two phases of a larger, multi-year master plan to transform the site’s entry area with a reimagined Welcome Experience.


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I and my family, thank all those that made it possible to save my Great Grandfather’s store. Now my grandchildren know and love it. Maybe someday my great grandchildren will also know and love it.

I remember. Wasn’t it yesterday?

Did you know that Old World Wisconsin is hiring a mechanic?

This is a unique opportunity to work in a historic setting on a variety of different vehicles that are central to the operations of this site including gasoline, diesel, electric and propane powered vehicles, numerous passenger trams, pickup trucks, dump trucks, tractors, end loader, off-road equipment, four wheel drive trucks, auxiliary vehicles and golf carts.

Don't miss your chance for this exciting opportunity!

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Did you know that Old World Wisconsin is hiring a mechanic? 

This is a unique opportunity to work in a historic setting on a variety of different vehicles that are central to the operations of this site including gasoline, diesel, electric and propane powered vehicles, numerous passenger trams, pickup trucks, dump trucks, tractors, end loader, off-road equipment, four wheel drive trucks, auxiliary vehicles and golf carts.

Dont miss your chance for this exciting opportunity!

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