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!
Members Get Free Admission!
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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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.”
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.