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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-267-1799
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Small but excellent museum of local military history

This is a small, 2-room museum in an unremarkable building across the street from the Capitol and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles B
Montreal, Canada
Vets Museum

A great free museum on the square in Madison. It is an excellent venture to share the military... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
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The Wisconsin Veterans Museum acknowledges, affirms, and commemorates the role of Wisconsin citizens from Civil War to present military history.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“men and women” (6 reviews)
“history buff” (5 reviews)
“world war ii” (3 reviews)
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30 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-267-1799
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small, 2-room museum in an unremarkable building across the street from the Capitol and the Wisconsin Historical Museum (also recommended) in the middle of downtown Madison. In those 2 rooms, however, is an excellent review of the military history of Wisconsin and,...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A great free museum on the square in Madison. It is an excellent venture to share the military history of the US & Wisconsin with youth.

Thank mdhensgen
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing museum with great exhibits for FREE! Would visit every day. Only downside is the cost of parking. Also, can something be done about the homeless people on the side of the building? I was very uncomfortable walking by and one of them tried to...More

2  Thank SEMkap
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This stop offered a very interesting, educational experience for my family. You can choose to focus on a specific war or travel through history and see the evolution of guns, equipment, and even planes are on exhibit. Well worth the visit with multiple generations.

1  Thank AndreaM2011
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop if you're in Madison. This is a very well done and nicely set up museum. I would highly recommend going here.

1  Thank Andy F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you are near the capitol, please take time to visit this museum. It is very well organized with great information and doesn't take a long time to get through. Even our teen-age daughter who isn't much for history really enjoying the exhibits and gained...More

1  Thank GBGIRLGreenBay_WI
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

When here with my daughter and her husband and grandson and my wife had a good time learned a lot of stuff

1  Thank Harrison S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Right across the street from the Capitol building, this free museum is worth a visit. Has some very nice artifacts, especially from the Civil War era.

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This museum is a wonderful tribute to the men and women of Wisconsin who served in wars around the world. Some of the displays are actual items from Wis. soldiers. There are fabulous life-like displays of the different war eras. These display have high-quality mannequins...More

1  Thank Lisbeth S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Very accessible and not over powering collection of interesting artifacts from military conflicts from the Civil War to the present. Free and open to the public. Examples of weapons are extensive and carefully displayed with contemporary uniforms and equipment including medical. Many personal stories that...More

1  Thank singingaccordionist
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