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Wisconsin Historical Museum

30 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703-2707
+1 608-264-6555
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Fascinating and well-presented review of Wisconsin's human history

On 3 medium-sized floors, this museum presents the human history of Wisconsin, with one whole floor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles B
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Montreal, Canada
Great way to learn about Wisconsin

My family visited the museum on a vacation and found it fascinating. People have their ideas on how... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Deb A
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Bristol, Connecticut
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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30 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703-2707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

My family visited the museum on a vacation and found it fascinating. People have their ideas on how things come to be but visiting a place like this really gives you an appreciation of the heritage! I would go back if in the area again.

Thank Deb A
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

After the farmers market we stopped in for visit. Right on State street accessible interesting affordable. No reason not to check this museum...

Thank Curtis P
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I guess I had my hopes up, looking forward to seeing our state Museum. However, it was much smaller than we expected. It would be very difficult to view when school groups, which happened to us, due to limited, narrow space. Had some good exhibits,...More

Thank Jennyj2boys
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were able to see everything in just a couple of hours. Could have stayed longer. Interesting exhibits.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It's free and there's a lot to see. Covers different periods of Wisconsin, the mining stuff, cheeseheads, all sorts of things. Good way to kill an hour or two.

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We loved visiting this museum during our short trip to Madison. We spent about 2 hours here, but could have spent more. The exhibits are outstanding. Staff was very friendly. The suggested donation charge was very modest. We will visit again!

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I stopped in to see the temporary exhibit but decided to visit the permanent exhibits as well. This isn't a large museum but the exhibits are interesting and well-presented. I was pleased to find a good deal of space dedicated to Native American history. This...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I had some time to kill waiting for my daughter to finish her finals, so decided to give this museum a go. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of exhibits in this place. They had a lot of history of the native peoples of...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We enjoyed this museum immensely as it took you through the various stages of Wisconsin growth, from the days of pioneering to modern times. They have tons of artifacts, nicely displayed as well as life size dioramas depicting early life of Native Americans and early...More

Thank Ron H
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