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MAY 28 – OCT. 22


MAY 28 – JUL. 3

10 AM – 4 PM

JUL. 4 – SEP. 4

10 AM – 5 PM
(Closed for Labor Day on Sept. 5)

SEP. 7 – OCT. 22

10 AM – 4 PM


Adults (13-64): $10
Senior (65+): $8
Youth (5-12): $5
Child under 5: FREE
*bluestar initiative

Wisconsin Historical Society members
receive free general admission and
10% off events

Research is by appointment only. Please call 715-747-2415 in advance to prearrange your appointment.


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.



Book your group tour today! Tours include an introductory video, private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group, and a Q&A session.

Min: 10 | Max: 55

Groups travel to the museum on the Madeline Island Ferry Line.

Please note tours are only available from 9:15am – 2:30pm and we do not offer onsite dining. Reservations needed 2 weeks in advance.


$6.00 per guest

Tour operators/guides/drivers: FREE

Payment through Madeline Island Ferry Line.

For more information, or to book, visit


Madeline Island gift shop is filled with books, Ojibwe art, calendars, post cards and much much more!

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!


We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

Madeline Island Museum’s Capser Center exhibit hall is accessible by wheelchair. Due to the scale used in our other historic buildings, access is somewhat limited. Accommodations can be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. For more information regarding access to site buildings, grounds and programs please contact Madeline Island Museum at (715) 747 2415.
While no pets are allowed on the museum grounds, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
No firearms or weapons allowed on the premises.
  • 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
Madeline Island Museum may occasionally photograph or video visitors for educational and promotional use. Attendance on premises constitutes implied consent for use of the visitors’ likeness in Madeline Island Museum and Wisconsin Historical Society educational and promotional materials.