Midsummer Celebration

Saturday, June 15 | 4:30PM – 9PM

Sip beer, play games and usher in summer during this traditional Scandinavian celebration of light and life!

Midsummer Celebration

Saturday, June 15 | 4:30PM – 9 PM

Sip beer, play games and usher in summer during this traditional Scandinavian celebration of light and life!

Spring Into the Past

Travel Through Time and the Stories of America’s Heartland

Experience the world of Wisconsin’s early immigrants at Old World Wisconsin this spring.  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!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Hands-On History Workshop: Blacksmithing

Selected Thursdays | 10 AM – 2 PM

Forge your skill—and prove your merit—as an 1800s metalworker when you step into the heat of the Blacksmith Workshop at Old World Wisconsin! Learn the basics of blacksmithing as you work in small groups shoulder to shoulder with a trained and talented smith.

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!

More storm clouds rolling in behind the Brewhouse! What a stormy spring this has been ☁️☁️

#OldWorldWisconsin #ExploreWisconsinHistory #storms #brewery #springstorms #museum
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More storm clouds rolling in behind the Brewhouse! What a stormy spring this has been ☁️☁️

#oldworldwisconsin #explorewisconsinhistory #storms #brewery #springstorms #museum

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Everyone knows that the best place to be stuck during a storm is at the Brewhouse!

Happy Memorial Day from Old World Wisconsin!

We are closed today, but can’t wait to welcome everyone back next weekend.
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2 days ago
Happy Memorial Day from Old World Wisconsin! 

We are closed today, but can’t wait to welcome everyone back next weekend.

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Memorial Day is not a "Happy" occasion. It's a day when we mourn those who died in our wars. Saying "Happy Memorial Day" is like saying, "Happy Funeral!"

We’re so excited to be heading into Memorial Day weekend! We can’t wait to show what we’re cooking up for you.

Did you know you can skip the line and buy your tickets prior to arriving? Get your tickets now at wihist.org/3ag3Wp5
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5 days ago
We’re so excited to be heading into Memorial Day weekend! We can’t wait to show what we’re cooking up for you.

Did you know you can skip the line and buy your tickets prior to arriving? Get your tickets now at https://wihist.org/3ag3Wp5