Plan Your Visit
MAY 25 – OCT 19
Oct 22 2023 – May 2024
MAY 25 – JUL 3
10 AM – 4 PM
JUL 4 – SEP 1
10 AM – 5 PM
SEP 4 – OCT 19
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY
10 AM – 4 PM
Research is by appointment only. Please call (715) 747-2415 in advance to prearrange your appointment.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
To tour Madeline Island Museum, visitors travel by ferry via the Madeline Island Ferry Line. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for the 25 minute ferry which leaves from Bayfield Terminal, 20 Washington Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814. For more information about the schedule and price explore the Madeline Island Ferry Website.
The Museum is located only a block from the La Pointe Ferry Terminal along Colonel Woods Ave. On-site vehicle parking is available for FREE at Madeline Island Museum.
See below for any concerns about the accessibility of accessing Madeline Island Museum.
FIELD TRIPS & GROUP TOURS
The best day of your school year awaits! Don’t just read about history, experience it! Field Trips at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums allow students to step into the worlds they’re studying through fun adventures and engaging experiences around the state for grades k-12.
Travel Together Through Time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.
SHOPPING & GIFTS
Visit the Museum Store to take home some of the history of Wisconsin. You’ll find unique items that are sure to delight visitors of all ages, including books, home decor, jewelry, clothing, toys, and much more!
Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.
Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!
ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY
We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.
- Updated accessible ramps
- Accessible door actuators
- New people-friendly lift to the downstairs offices
- Accessible door hardware throughout the museum
- New Sidewalks in the stockade yard
Make Your Next Event Historic
With indoor and outdoor spaces, we have a beautiful and intimate place for you to host your private event. Connect with nature and the past as you celebrate your new life together at the Madeline Island Museum.