Adult Group Tours
Civil War Museum
Bring history alive with a visit to the Civil War Museum. The Civil War Museum focuses on the role of six Upper Middle West states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan) and tells the personal stories of men, women, and children before, during, and after the Civil War. The main exhibit, The Fiery Trial, takes visitors back in history through state-of-the-art technology and interactive exhibits
Reflecting on the theme, Solidarity of Soldiers, the Veterans Memorial Gallery features a scene of Civil War soldiers huddled around a campfire under a twilight sky. Surrounding them are life-size soldiers from the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts. These soldiers share a common sense of duty, patriotism, and honor, no matter where or when they serve or have served our nation. Around the gallery perimeter are displays of artifacts and memorabilia from each war.
The Veterans Terrace on the exterior of the Civil War Museum surrounds the Gallery. The bricks in the terrace honor veterans of all wars.
Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sundays Noon to 5pm; Mondays Noon to 5pm. Closed on Mondays September through February. For group rates and further information, please contact the group tour coordinator at 262-653-4433. Group leaders and bus drivers receive complimentary admission. Reservations are required for groups of more than 9 people. The Museum includes a gift shop, an outdoor terrace with stunning views of Lake Michigan, and free parking.