We knew history could be fun, but did you! Old World Wisconsin is a fascinating and historic attraction that is fun (and educational!) for kids, as they step back in time and actually experience what it would have been like to live and work on a farm at the turn of the century.
We bet it’s pretty different to what it’s like now! Old World Wisconsin has nearly 600 acres for the whole family to explore, and 65 buildings to experience that have been relocated from across the state.
We hope you’re ready to share a day of farm fun together! Ready to hear all about the fun things that you can get up to? Let’s go then! How about your first stop by the 1870s Crossroads Village, and join the busy blacksmith as he pounds that metal into objects used in everyday life.
Why don’t you pop into the Sisel Shoe Shop where you can help the shoemaker create their latest masterpieces with leather and pegs.
Don’t worry kids, there is always plenty to do to earn your keep around the farm! The farmers might need your help watering the gardens, or perhaps hunting for eggs in the chicken coop. Perhaps you might hear the farmer in the wood shop calling for some help!
Old World Wisconsin really does offer a chance to experience what living and working on a farm over a century ago is like. There are 10 working farmsteads, as well as a special “Life on the Farm” experience where the whole family can actually help the farmer and his wife get through the daily shores!
And what would a working farm be without animals! There are cows, chickens, horses, oxen, pigs and of course sheep that you can meet with. Afterwards, you can even get lost in nature with gardens and miles of nature paths to get explore.
The activites at Old World Wisconsin change by the season, so make sure you check out all that is happening before you go so you can ensure you’re there for the activities you don’t want to miss! The sheep get shorn in spring, and the harvest occurs in the fall …don’t miss that important 4th July celebration either!
Be prepared for a day filled with fun . . . and memories to be made.