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Milton House Museum

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

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Another Stop on the Underground Railroad

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Jim B
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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Madison
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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milwaukee, wisconsin
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172 reviews 172 reviews
32 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Rob provided me and a friend with a very informative tour of this well-maintained slice of 1800s life, with an incredible array of knowledge and facts at his disposal. Could answer any question. Highly recommend, it is one of the only tourable underground railroad sites in Wisconsin. Would be great for anyone with an interest in Civil War history, or... More 

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Milton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Milton House is a great piece of small town history. More than the Underground Railroad -Local history as well. A must see if you're in the area.

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Milton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Milton House and Museum is a must in the study of American history. Slaves escaping from their masters in the South stopped at the Milton House (a stagecoach stop) and literally went underground.into a tunnel. It's called The Underground railroad. The hotel has been restored; and museum added in recent years. Tours by knowledgeable are given throughout the day.... More 

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Huntley IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went through the tour of this historic home with my 15 year old son who recently broke his foot and needed to use a wheelchair. The staff was very helpful in accommodating his needs and the majority of the tour was wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the tunnel. We found the tour, house, tunnel and guide to be... More 

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Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was an excellent tour. Rob was our tour guide and answered all the questions we had. I didn't know much about the Milton House prior to the tour. Very interesting to see an actual hotel from the late 1800's and learn about Mr. Goodrich and his family. Information about the Underground Railroad was good and walking through the tunnel... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Glad to be able to see history of Underground Railroad. History buffs will enjoy coming here. Milton is a nice small town. Take time to see the town.

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

we've all visited here for our school field trips,but coming back as an adult gave me a better chance to learn what this place was about..the under ground tunnels the tours and tour guide were worth the trip

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