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Address: Intersection of Highways 26 and 59, Milton, WI
Phone Number: 608-868-7772
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting for history buffs like myself . Did t realize slaves were this far west .we toured with a black coup,e which made it very interesting .slavery may have been abolished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Interesting for history buffs like myself . Did t realize slaves were this far west .we toured with a black coup,e which made it very interesting .slavery may have been abolished in the late 1800's but predudice still exists .. Tour guide very knowledgeable and in no hurry to rush us through . Very eager to share his k owl... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Browsing the museum while waiting for the tour to start was very interesting in itself. Our tour was small with a very knowledgable guide. We received information on the how, why and who were the founders of the Milton House, the part this played in the Underground Railroad and the customs of hosting guests at the time. A tour of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went to Milton House after finding a deal on Groupon. It was well worth it. Learned about an entrepreneur who build the house. Also learned about the underground railroad as they had been part of this during the abolitionist days. Fascinating to walk where runaway slaves crawled to safety and to read some of the documents that verify the authenticity... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It was an interesting visit and very educational regarding the history of Milton and the Underground Railroad. Our only disappointment was the guide. She spoke entirely too fast and words all just garbled together. That was true even for the younger children to understand. We have been to many museums in Williamsburg, James River Plantations, Washington, D.C. , Gettysburg, and... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This small but wonderfully interesting museum should be a must visit if you are in the Milton, WI area. Part of the Underground Railroad, it gives you an idea what run-a-way slave had to go through to get to Canada..

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very interesting & educational. Some areas might be difficult for tall people to get through as they are underground with not much head room. Also, some paths are very narrow, It was very interesting to learn about Milton's roll in the history of slavery.

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Friendship, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our favorite part of this museum was definitely when we got to walk through the underground tunnel. That was so cool. The rest of the tour was also really interesting, too, and this is such an incredible place to learn about and see! Everyone in our group liked it a lot!

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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We spend time in the Edgerton area Groupon provided the added incentive to visit this time. We were pleasantly surprised to find such an interesting museum in a relatively small town of Milton (more correctly Milton Junction). The building has been mostly preserved as it was in mid-1800s and is unique by way of its design and construction. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We found this museum on TripAdvisor and arrived unsure what we would find. We loved what we found. The hexagonal coaching hotel is fascinating and contains many working objects that people used for entertainment in the late 1800s (music maker, early 3-D viewer, etc) - our guide really made them come alive. The Underground Railroad tunnel is astonishing, as was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We learned a lot about the settlement of Wisconsin, about how inns worked in the 19th century, and about the underground railroad. Group was age 10 through 70, and we all found it interesting.

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