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Enjoy the past

We did the self guided tour. Very interesting. $9 per person to get in. Had a large display of... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Colby, Wisconsin
Charming history lesson

Stopped without knowing what this was and we had a blast! The woman working was very nice and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Shannon A
Danville, Illinois
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This 14-building compound presents the story of the founding of New Glarus in 1845 and traces the colony's growth into a dairy farming community that continues to keep alive its ethnic heritage.
612 7th Ave, New Glarus, WI 53574-9581
+1 608-527-2317
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All reviews guided tour early settlers early days awesome history woman working explain things worth the admission price blacksmith shop print shop walk around log cabin history lesson a great place to spend civil war few hours heritage artifacts
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We did the self guided tour. Very interesting. $9 per person to get in. Had a large display of buildings and artifacts from the past.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Stopped without knowing what this was and we had a blast! The woman working was very nice and answered all our questions. Easy to walk around and fun to poke your head in the different buildings. A great place to spend some time.

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This museum stands out because even though it's not one of the official 11 Wisconsin Historic Sites, it operates like one, and open pretty much every day from mid-May through mid-October (historic sites actually have days when they are closed). And it's not one-two room...More

Thank AndrewFromMadison
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Cute village to help give you a quick history lesson of New Glarus. Definitely worth a stop and get the know the town a little bit more.

Thank kesjost
Reviewed 22 August 2018

A nice introduction to the history of the town (how the founders of New Glarus came from old Glarus in Switzerland, etc.) and a look at 19th Century rural/small-town living. Not too big to take too much of your time, but big enough to feel...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I'd been to dozens of restored 18th and 19th century restored villages and wasn't expecting much from this one. But once we got past a fairly boring introductory video, I found the buildings to be surprisingly interesting. May not be worth a detour but is...More

Thank Watsson
Reviewed 16 July 2018

While located on a relatively small lot, there was a lot to see and learn. They village is comprised of a number of buildings (some restored originals and others replicas) of the types of you might have found in the early days of New Glarus....More

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I had no idea what to expect, but was very impressed with our experience. Tours can be joined at any time, which is very convenient. We were heading out of town, so we took in a bit of tour and walked the rest ourselves. There...More

1  Thank pantone808
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This heritage museum keeps the story of the first settlers of New Glarus alive and interesting. For $9, either you can tour the 14 buildings and artifacts on site on your own following a pamphlet or you can have a guide show you the buildings...More

3  Thank lark77
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We decided to stop to view this village on our trip to New Glarus brewery. For $9 the tour was well worth the time as a local retiree guided us through the village history of how the Swiss emigrated to the area in the 1840's....More

2  Thank rlfman
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12 September 2018|
Response from lark77 | Reviewed this property |
Swiss Village is at 612 7th Avenue, just a few blocks from the downtown area.