Go, See, Explore: Wisconsin Historical Museum

(Madison, WI): Right in the heart of downtown Madison, WI – you can find the Wisconsin Historical Museum (WHM). It is located on the Capitol Square in Madison, and features information about the history of Wisconsin. WHM is operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Open year round, the Wisconsin Historical Museum is great for people of all ages – and also offers activities like Walking Tours, as well as additional fun activities and experiences throughout the year.

As the Wisconsin weather cools off, WHM is the perfect family outing when you are looking for something fun and unique to do indoors!

Location & Hours

30 N Carroll Street – Madison, WI
Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 3pm
FREE (donations are welcome)

Four Floors of Exhibits

In addition to Wisconsin history, Wisconsin Historical Museum provides information about other American history topics through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dioramas, audio-visual presentations, and interactive multimedia programs. The museum features four floors of permanent and changing exhibits and documents Wisconsin history from prehistoric times to the present day. Exhibits encompass the history of Wisconsin’s Native Americans, European immigrants, agriculture, mining, lumbering, industry, tourism and political history.

Through these exhibits, guests will learn about Wisconsin’s political heritage, working lives, ethnic diversity, and sense of community.

Featuring both permanent and special temporary exhibits, showcasing many fascinating historical items, and having a wonderful selection of gifts for sale, the Wisconsin Historical Museum is a wonderful place to explore on the Madison Capitol Square!

Walking Tours

Explore walking tours like the “A Walk on Madison’s Weird Side” or the “A Walk Through Women’s History” offered at the Wisconsin Historical Museum this year!

Click here to purchase walking tours tickets. 

*Click here for Covid protocols. 

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