Plan Your Visit


Adults (18 and above) $5
Children (5-17) (children 4 and under are free) $3
Wisconsin Historical Society Members FREE

Museum staff offer free tours at 1pm daily. These 30-minute tours go beyond what is on display in the exhibits and give tour-goers a broad understanding of Wisconsin’s history. An additional tour is offered at 11am on Saturdays specifically for families with children. This tour is a little shorter and a bit more interactive; perfect for families who want to encounter our state’s story!

Interactive Map Here


Hours and 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

Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 4:00pm

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


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


Wheelchair Access

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.

Service Animals

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

Hotels and Nearby

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.