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

Plan Your Visit


Plan Your Visit

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.

TICKETS & HOURS

TICKETS

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is free and open to the public.

Suggested Donation

Adult: $5
Child (5-12): $3
Child (4 & under): Free

CURRENT HOURS

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is open year-round, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-4pm.

Free guided tours are available to visitors on Saturdays at 2pm. Tours meet at the front desk and themes change monthly.

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is closed on the following holidays:

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

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

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

Parking is recommended in the following lots: State Street Capitol Garage (one block north of the Museum), Overture Center Garage (two blocks west of the Museum), or the Buckeye Lot.

City of Madison Metro Transit buses serving the Museum are 1-8, 11-15, 19, 25, 27, 29, 37, 38, 47, 56-58, 70-72, and 74.

MUSEUM STORE & AMENITIES

Museum Store

The Historical Museum store features handmade items, unique books, souvenirs, and more!

Guests look at the available merchandise at the museum store

Attractions

There are many attractions within walking distance to complement your visit to the Wisconsin Historical Museum. For more information visit Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau or Travel Wisconsin.

Guests look over food available at a museum hosted event

ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY

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.