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 to visitors at 1:00 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 1:00. Themes change monthly.

Interactive Map Here

Hours and Directions

Current Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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


Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas 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.