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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Address: 30 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2589
Phone Number: 16082671799
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum acknowledges, affirms, and commemorates the...

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum acknowledges, affirms, and commemorates the role of Wisconsin citizens from Civil War to present military history.

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As a veteran I am always looking to teach my kids about the history of our militaries. This museum was great and at the right price! Kids loved the periscope to see the capital... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice museum that does not charge, but asks for donations. It is a smaller museum as everything is on one floor, but the exhibits are done very well.

1 Thank buckyfanWi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a veteran I am always looking to teach my kids about the history of our militaries. This museum was great and at the right price! Kids loved the periscope to see the capital through it. Amazed at all the history the put into the small building. Would go again and for the right price......free!!!

1 Thank mjk131
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at the very unimposing, nondescript,store-front of this museum you would never guess the quality of the museum inside. Each of the various war veterans theaters of war were well outlined historically and the artifacts of each were well chosen. I was a bit shocked to find out from one of the curators that only 4% of the historical items... More 

1 Thank cwc9201
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is nicely laid out and you will feel the seriousness of the effect of war on our culture. This is a do-it-yourself, free tour, so you can spend as much time as you like on the exhibits.

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Holladay, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum is free entry well thought out and interesting. There's a few interactive consoles for stories and interest. Very good displays spanning early wars through the latest and Wisconsins role in them. Though it's a small museum there is still plenty to look at, weapons and equipment per time period including an M3 Stuart tank, Vietnam era helicopter... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Covers military history from the Civil War on up. Always has temporary exhibitions and current one is on the propaganda generated to build support for the US entry into WW I. FYI, hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday (April through September) 12:00 to 4:00 The Museum is closed Sunday: October through March.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This interesting free museum is located across the street from the state capital It is all on one floor and has information on every war . The civil war section is very interesting There was also an interesting exhibition on propaganda during world war 1 Definitely worth the time

1 Thank bradyboy2
Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is housed on the square across from the Wisconsin state capital, surrounded by shops and very nice restaurants. If you are in Madison, it's well worth a stop. The museum is housed on the first floor on the corner near State Street (which is itself a lot of fun). Admission is free, although there is a... More 

1 Thank ElaineAndGreg
Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The entry is free..Their gift shop needs way more Wisconsin Veterans Museum stuff in it. The Museum is breathtaking and done very respectfully and Expertly done. I'm making this a must stop when I come each time to Madison.They could not do a better job.

1 Thank 14maverick14
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

it introduces many wars that US is involved, quite informative and good for kids as well. But the word "Hitler" is spelling wrongly, someone also mentioned it before.

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