Images of Old World Wisconsin

August 27, 2014  •  2 Comments

Now in our top favorite stops, Old World Wisconsin outdoor museum gives visitors a glimpse of Wisconsin life through generations and cultures.  We stopped here in August during their Civil War reenactments, but there's different special events throughout their open season running from early May to the end of October.  Here are some of our favorite scenes, however it's only a small portion of what you will see here (hover over photo for more information. Click photo to go to the gallery for prints and downloads). 

Old World Wisconsin - Ox pulled CartOld World Wisconsin - Ox pulled CartA couple of Oxen pull a cart around Old World Wisconsin. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Bicycle ShopOld World Wisconsin - Bicycle ShopThis big wheel bicycle shop even let's you attempt to ride one. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - St. Peters ChurchOld World Wisconsin - St. Peters ChurchPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - LaundressOld World Wisconsin - LaundressThe Laundress exhibit at Old World Wisconsin's Crossroads Village. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Union Soldier Re-enactorOld World Wisconsin - Union Soldier Re-enactorAll the re-enactor's and interpreters know their history and are glad to share with you their knowledge. Like this kind Union Soldier who we ran into early on. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Four Mile InnOld World Wisconsin - Four Mile InnFour Mile Inn at Old World Wisconsin. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union CampOld World Wisconsin - Life in a Union CampDuring our visit they were showing life during the Civil War in Wisconsin at Crossroads Village, including this camp of Union Soldiers. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 2Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 2That wool looked hot in August. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 3Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 3Kathy captures this image a barn in Crossroads Village beside the Union Camp. Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 4Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 4photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin -Life in a Union Camp-5Old World Wisconsin -Life in a Union Camp-5Taking a break at the Union Camp at Crossroads Village. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Thomas General StoreOld World Wisconsin - Thomas General StoreThomas General Store at Old World Wisconsin's 1870's Crossroads Village. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Thomas General Store-insideOld World Wisconsin - Thomas General Store-insideThomas General Store at Crossroads Village exhibits goods that were available in the 1870's. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Thomas General Store-inside-2Old World Wisconsin - Thomas General Store-inside-2Thomas General Store at 1870's Crossroads Village. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Thomas General Store-inside-enhancedOld World Wisconsin - Thomas General Store-inside-enhancedAnother look at Thomas General Store at Crossroads Village. Lemon drop anyone? Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp-6Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp-6Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Outside CookingOld World Wisconsin - Outside CookingPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Shooting CompetitionOld World Wisconsin - Shooting CompetitionCivil War Soldiers in a shooting competition. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Union SoldierOld World Wisconsin - Union SoldierPhoto by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Drummer BoyOld World Wisconsin - Drummer BoyA Union drummer boy plays as the soldiers break down camp at Cross Roads Village - Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin -Cavalry Wagon BarnOld World Wisconsin -Cavalry Wagon BarnBarn at Crossroads Village being used by Union Soldiers during re-enactments of Civil War life in Wisconsin. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Cavalry WagonOld World Wisconsin - Cavalry WagonPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Union CannonOld World Wisconsin - Union CannonA cannon demonstration at Crossroads Village. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Union Cannon-2Old World Wisconsin - Union Cannon-2A cannon demonstration at Crossroads Village. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Marching OutOld World Wisconsin - Marching OutAfter breaking up camp, Union soldiers marching out of Crossroads Village. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin -Soldiers MarchOld World Wisconsin -Soldiers MarchOn the march out of Crossroads Village. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Marching OutOld World Wisconsin - Marching OutUnion soldiers marching out of Crossroads Village. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Finnish Ketola Farm-2Old World Wisconsin - Finnish Ketola Farm-2The Ketola Farm is a Finnish farm based around 1915. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Sisel Shoe ShopOld World Wisconsin - Sisel Shoe ShopShoe Shop in Crossroads Village. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Old World Wisconsin - Raspberry SchoolOld World Wisconsin - Raspberry SchoolPhoto by Dave Alexander Old World Wisconsin - Raspberry School TeacherOld World Wisconsin - Raspberry School TeacherPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander Old World Wisconsin - Raspberry School-booksOld World Wisconsin - Raspberry School-booksPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Old World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola FarmOld World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola FarmThe 1915 Finish Ketola Farm was owned by Heikki Ketola, who purchased the land back in the late 1800's. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola Farm BarnOld World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola Farm BarnThe Ketola farm was a dairy operation around the turn of the 20th Century in Wisconsin. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin -Squirrel Turnip Soup at Norwegian FarmOld World Wisconsin -Squirrel Turnip Soup at Norwegian FarmRepresenting a time around 1840, Norwegian pioneers, like many others, enjoyed squirrel with fresh vegetables boiled in a pot over a campfire. At the Fossebrekke Farm. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin -Norwegian Area- Sandhill CranesOld World Wisconsin -Norwegian Area- Sandhill CranesRan into more Sandhill cranes at the early 1900's Baseball field near the Norwegian area. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin -German House Rocking HorseOld World Wisconsin -German House Rocking HorseA rocking horse on display in the German home. Photo by Dave Alexander.

Update 8/28 with more from Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Medicine BagOld World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Medicine BagA Civil War surgeon's medicine bag, photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon ArmsOld World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon ArmsA display of just how bad it was without modern medicine during the Civil War. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - German Village FencesOld World Wisconsin - German Village FencesFences of a time long ago (1800's) at the German Village. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Soldier Preparing SaddleOld World Wisconsin - Soldier Preparing SaddleA Union Soldier prepares a saddle at Crossroads Village. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - BaseballOld World Wisconsin - BaseballThe early 1900's Baseball Field. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Fossebrekke Farm RockOld World Wisconsin - Fossebrekke Farm RockGranite marker just outside the Fossebrekke Farm (Norwegian) display. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Civil War SurgeonOld World Wisconsin - Civil War SurgeonA reenactor explains life as a Civil War Surgeon. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - High Wheeler MakerOld World Wisconsin - High Wheeler MakerCome take a ride on a High Wheeler. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Cannon OperatorsOld World Wisconsin - Civil War Cannon OperatorsMembers of the Buena Vista Battery-North, 6th Wis. Light Artillery, Vaiden's Battery - South, 1st Mississippi, Battery L; explaining the Civil War cannon and variations of size used during the war. Photo by Dave Alexander. Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon TableOld World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon TableThe surgeons table at Crossroads Village. Looks like we're gonna need that Laudanum. Photo by Dave Alexander.

Old World Wisconsin - Raspberry School - ChocolateOld World Wisconsin - Raspberry School - ChocolateA box of chocolate found at the Raspberry School House is from Walter Baker & Company, the oldest producer of Chocolates in the United States. The company got its start in the 1760's, and under the Baker Chocolate name from 1780. The company went through several owners over the centuries, but eventually became part of Kraft Foods in 1995. Photo by Dave Alexander.

We found Old World Wisconsin to be worth the price of admission and then some.  Plan a minimum of four hours if not the entire day to tour the area. Walk to exhibits or take one of several trams.  Find out more via their official website.   Read more about our visit and the museum's history via our Travel Blog HERE


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Legends of America Photo Prints
Thanks Albert :P
Mountain Man(non-registered)
Great photos Kathy, even Dave's photos are pretty good. LOL
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