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Wisconsin Historical Museum

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Interesting Local History

This is a small museum, but very friendly and nicely laid out. There are some fun exhibits, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
One super eclectic, but super fun museum

There are four stories to this museum located right off the State Capitol Square, and it is... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Enrique S
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Bringing Wisconsin's history to life through exhibits on the material culture of the state and the Upper Midwest, from prehistoric times to present day.
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30 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703-2707
+1 608-264-6555
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but very friendly and nicely laid out. There are some fun exhibits, and you can see the whole thing in under two hours.

Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Unless you are on top of parking in Madison you will have to go to the Lake Street ramp. If you have trouble walking getting there is a chore. It is worth a visit, or has been for me when I pop in.

Thank billfeeny
Reviewed 12 September 2018

There are four stories to this museum located right off the State Capitol Square, and it is important to make it to the fourth floor at least for a great photo of the state Capitol building (especially when it is super cold out). The donation...More

1  Thank Enrique S
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Nice place to visit and learn about Wisconsin. We had a fairly good time. I learned a lot and it was a nice way to spend the day.

Thank shellyc653
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is a place that's actually smaller than it looks from the outside although it does cram in 4 floors a lot of information that if you take the time to go through make this free museum in Madison worthwhile. Also the...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Once you pay to get in - and it's a suggested donation of $5, not expensive - it's well worth taking the free guided tour. We lucked in with our guide and got an hour of detailed, thoughtful commentary on the museum's collection. It was...More

2  Thank eunicef252
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Four floors of Wisconsin history with a little something for everyone. There are some nice opportunities for kids to interact with some of the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the "Made in Wisconsin" exhibits as well as some nice pictures of the Capitol (with a great...More

Thank bdimz
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The exhibitions were well presented and informative. Each floor takes you through a different era of Wisconsin history.

Thank APinBKK
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loves this museum. Spent way longer here than we thought as there was so much to see. Lots of historical artifacts and displays. Loved it

Thank Bluey114
Reviewed 6 November 2017

On 3 medium-sized floors, this museum presents the human history of Wisconsin, with one whole floor dedicated to the indigenous peoples, including both pre-contact and post-contact, and two devoted to the history of Euro-Americans, Afro-Americans and other groups in the state's modern population. Exhibits include...More

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