My family and I recently visited Old World Wisconsin, which is located in Eagle, Wisconsin. It just happened to be the first day that we hadn’t had rain in weeks, and the weather was perfect!
When we first arrived, we were ushered to the gift shop to pay the entrance fee and receive our map. Then we proceeded to the tram which took us to our desired location. Old World Wisconsin consists of many historical buildings that are situated on 600 acres. The historical site is broken down into different ethnic farms and villages.
The first stop we made was to the German and Polish farms. We had fun spinning flax into thread. We also took a tour of the woodworking shop, where we got to use some woodworking tools which were originally used in the 1800’s.
After that, we made our way back to the tram and headed over to the Clausing Barn Café; where we enjoyed an all-American meal of hamburgers, chicken strips, brats, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
After we finished our meal we decided to walk to the 1880’s Yankee village and proceeded to explore the town. We learned how to wash laundry on an old washboard.
We visited the blacksmith to learn how to make horseshoes. We even shopped in the general store, where we bought Earl Gray tea, a hand-made wooden fan, and a small chalkboard.
Finally, we decided that it was getting late and we knew that the site closed at 5 p.m.; so we walked over to the Caldwell Farmers Club Hall to play some last-minute games; and peddle a reproduction tricycle around a small track. On our way out, we headed back to the gift shop and bought some beverages for the road. We had such a fun day, and we look forward to going back again soon. We only visited about half of the villages before we had to go, so we are looking forward to another trip back soon to see the remainder of what we missed.
To get more information about Old World Wisconsin, go here.