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Milton House Museum

Address: Intersection of Highways 26 and 59, Milton, WI
Phone Number: 608-868-7772
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Milton
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
27 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Deerfield, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Only one other couple on our tour, so the guide was able to answer all our questions. Guide was very well informed and did an excellant job. Very nice displays and a great gift shop. I look forward to going back again! The tour is well worth the cost!

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