Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin is a 573-acre property operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. It showcases 65 historic buildings in five ethnically themed villages. It is the Midwest’s largest living history museum. The site encompasses 9 plant communities with 5 miles of gravel roads and hiking trails that wind through natural areas and the historic village and farmstead restorations. Bird life is good here with breeding pairs of Sandhill Cranes, Black Terns and Pied-billed Grebes. A recently rejuvenated Eastern Bluebird trail is a welcome addition to the property. The habitat found here includes wetlands, oak woodlands, red pine plantings, open grassland, oak savanna, prairie remnants and restorations.

Directions: Located at S103 W37890 Hwy 67, Eagle 53119. Located 1.5 miles south of Eagle on Hwy 67.

Old World Wisconsin map

Gazetteer: Page 30, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 94, A-3 (10th edition).

Phone: 262/594-6300 (Old World Wisconsin).

Web site: Old World Wisconsin

Signature Species: Black Tern, Sandhill Crane and Pied-billed Grebe.

Rare species: Red-breasted Nuthatch and Pine Warbler.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Eagle, Mukwonago and Delafield.

Fees: Admission fee.