Admissions & Hours

Permanent exhibits at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol square.
Admissions by Donation
Museum Admission Prices
Type Suggested Donation
Adults $4
Children (under 18) $3
Family (up to two adults and two or more dependent children) $10
Active Duty Military Family* FREE
History Lover Members FREE

* Free admission to active-duty military identification holders and up to five immediate family members from May 26 through September 1, 2014, as a part of the Blue Star Museum Initiative.


The Museum is open year-round. Museum hours may be extended for special events.

Summer (June 1—Aug 31) Tuesday—Saturday 9 am—4 pm, Sunday 12—5 pm

Closed Monday

Fall (Sep 2—Nov 26) Tuesday—Saturday 9 am—4 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Closed Holidays
Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day