Guests speak about a collection piece on the 3rd floor

Plan Your Visit


Temporarily Closed for Updates

Getting Ready for a Historic Year

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is preparing for a new year of engaging exhibits, fascinating artifacts, and interactive experiences by taking some time to refresh our spaces. We look forward to welcoming guests back on Jan. 20. Until then, check out these upcoming Wisconsin Historical Society events and programs!

Events and Programs

Mark Your Calendar

Cure Cabin Fever

Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 | 11 AM – 2 PM

Join the Wisconsin Historical Museum for free kid-centric programs that will help get them out of the house and active during the chilly Wisconsin winter.

Admission is free. Donations are welcomed.

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The Wisconsin HIstorical Museum store features a variety of different products, shown here are cutting boards, mugs, aprons and various other Wisconsin themed kitchen gear.

Visit the Museum Store to take home some of the history of Wisconsin. You’ll find unique items that are sure to delight visitors of all ages, including books, home decor, jewelry, clothing, toys, and much more!

Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!



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.