Guests speak about a collection piece on the 3rd floor

Plan Your Visit


Open for the Season

The Wisconsin Historical Society will be open for the season and expand hours based on public health recommendations. Come visit us for the return of Ever Gleaming; Aluminum Christmas Tree exhibit on November 13 through December 31.

Mark Your Calendar

Two kids excitedly open up presents in a 70s inspired setting with an aluminum Christmas tree in the backgorund

Ever Gleaming

Nov. 13 – Dec 31

Discover how Wisconsin-made Christmas decorations became Space Age pop culture icons at this popular holiday exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Admission is free. Donations are welcomed.

Come during open hours!


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.