Time travelers wanted! Live animals, hands-on activities, costumed guides, original Wisconsin farmstead buildings and the Crossroads Village, set in the beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest, transport you to Wisconsin's vibrant past. Spend the day visiting with the town blacksmith, shop owners, and farmers who moved to Wisconsin and made it home. Help with the farm chores and then take a spin in town on an 1800s bicycle. Experience Wisconsin’s past by exploring over 500 acres of history. Take a break and enjoy a bite to eat at our Clausing Barn Café and outdoor patio! Group Tours and Private Event Space Available Contact us for details.
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Enjoy a meal at the Clausing Barn Restaurant, inside or out on the garden patio! Choose from burgers, pulled pork, chicken and grilled tuna steak to veggie wraps, subs and salads. Any choice is a good choice - because it's all made with fresh ingredients and creative, tasty combinations!
Afterwards, return to Wisconsin of the late 19th century, when waves of immigrants came to America's heartland in search of a better life. The museum's 60+ historic structures range from ethnic farmsteads with furnished houses and rural outbuildings, to a crossroads village with its traditional small-town institutions. The efforts of countless historians have preserved an amazing slice of true Americana — one that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Immerse yourself in Wisconsin’s rich history, while costumed historians acting out life in the 1870s at this outdoor living history museum.
If you're looking for a new dinner theatre with an old twist - look no further! Enjoy a themed meal and theatrical performance like none other at Old World Wisconsin. Beautifully performed in an intimate historic space, these shows are a truly unique and unforgettable experience! *NEW* The 2013 season includes a fall production of ‘Wake Not the Dead’ (an exclusive adaptation for Old World Wisconsin) and a holiday production of ‘Little Women.’ Show dates, descriptions, and prices available upon request. *Discounts for groups available