Quick Guide: Old World Wisconsin


There's nothing like a living history museum that will bring the past alive for kids (and adults!). Old World Wisconsin is southeast Wisconsin's largest open-air history museum, and it's definitely worth the scenic 45 minute drive from Milwaukee. The 19th century structures you'll find here are original buildings from throughout Wisconsin that were carefully dismantled and rebuilt on site. You'll get a sense of what life was like here for European immigrants over one hundred years ago.

You and your kids can walk through the buildings and property, interacting with costumed staff, taking part in hands-on activities like churning butter, and cheering on an old-fashioned baseball game.

Here are some highlights and tips to guide you on your next visit: