WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Guests speak about a collection piece on the 3rd floor

Plan Your Visit


Plan Your Visit

The Historical Museum is conveniently located on the Wisconsin’s Capitol Square in downtown Madison.

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

CURRENT HOURS

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

The Museum is open year-round. Museum Hours may be extended for Special Events.

CLOSED
Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

ADMISSIONS

Adults: (18 & above): $5
Children:(5-17): $3
Children:(4 & under): FREE
Field Trips & Group Tours

Wisconsin Historical Society Members: FREE

We accept all

Museum staff offer FREE tours to visitors at 1 pm daily. These short tours go beyond what is on display, offering facts and stories that you won’t find in the exhibits! Meet at the front desk around 1 pm. Themes change monthly.

Guests pay for admission into the museum

ACCESSIBILITY

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair. Visitors with limited mobility may be dropped off and picked up directly in front of the Museum on Carroll Street.

While no pets are allowed in the museum, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.

NEARBY HOTELS

  • MADISON


    The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located at 30 N. Carroll Street on Madison’s Capitol Square.

    There are many attractions within walking distance to complement your visit to the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

    For more information on Madison, please contact the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • IN THE AREA


    Several hotels are within walking distance of the museum. Contact the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information.

    For more information on restaurants, hotels and other attractions near the museum, visit our sister site Travel Wisconsin.