We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
608 267 1799
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum honoring all Wisconsin veterans with dioramas on all wars from the Civil War to the present.
Write a Review

93 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    64
    24
    4
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fall River, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Like everything down on the Square in Madison, WI, this place is awesome. Especially if you are military oriented. Lots of interesting displays and history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jerusalem, Israel
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Although we've visited Madison WI many times, for some reason, we never even noticed the Wisconsin Veterans Museum until now. The entrance is free and the inside self-tour is self-explanatory. Using some computers allowed us to hear the stories of some of Wisconsin's soldiers of how they felt about being at war. The exhibits include many weapons, uniforms and brings... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lodi, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A fast overview of civil war through the present. Interactive displays and a smart touch board about civil war history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
27 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The walk from beginning to end takes you from early wars to the war on terrorism. My favorite was the WW II exhibit. I know what I said, it is free, but make a donation.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I did not plan on visiting this museum while in Madison, but I'm very happy that I did! The museum is superbly put together, and incredibly interesting! Any history buff, regarless of ties to Wisconsin, should stop in here for a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I brought my friend from Holland here to show him what we had gone through during some of the history's war times. I must say, I was extremely impressed!!! The exhibits were very informative and nicely done. The artifacts and stories behind them were wonderful to read. I learned things too from these exhibits that you wouldn't read in history... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For the size, it is jam-packed with war memorabilia and exhibits. Fantastic. Right on the square, so very convenient. Children's museum is close by if you want to entertain your kids while you go here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Paso, Tx
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I thank the city of Madison and the State of Wisconsin for honoring and remembering our Veterans with a beautiful historical museum. Thanks. This was one of my great stops as I traveled across our beautiful country. To our Veterans - Welcome Home and Thank You for your Service!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's an absolute treasure in the middle of the square--great place for history and shares information on several different wars/has lots of relics and replicas-very educational...definitely should consider a donation since the museum is free of charge and they do a fantastic job.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Absolutely great for a few hours. Great displays from through the ages. Highly recommended. Free but worthy of good donation.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Wisconsin Veterans Museum also viewed

 

Been to Wisconsin Veterans Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Wisconsin Veterans Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing