Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Wisconsin Veterans Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Wisconsin Veterans Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
By telling the stories of Wisconsinites who have served in the military, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum acknowledges, affirms, and commemorates their role in history from the Civil War to present day.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,222 contributions
Chronicling the history of Wisconsin citizens who served our country
Feb 2020
In our travels from coast to coast, my wife and I love to visit art museums and history museums. In Madison, Wisconsin, we visited the Wisconsin Historical Museum, the Chazen Museum of Art and the Overture Center for the Arts. Then one of the docents at the Chazen asked: "Have you been to the Veterans Museum?" Now we have. We would have been disappointed if we had missed it. Located at 30 West Mifflin Street, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum was founded in 1901 and has been housed at this site since 1993. Dedicated to the soldiers of the state of Wisconsin, it is composed of two galleries that chronicle the history of their service in the nation's wars from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War to the War on Terror through exhibits, videos, maps, photographs and dioramas. The 19th century gallery showcases Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War, including a large diorama depicting the Battle of Antietam. Three Wisconsin regiments formed part of the famed Iron Brigade that fought in most of the major battles in the eastern theater, including Antietam, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Petersburg. In the 20th century gallery, see exhibits that illustrate Wisconsin's roles in the Mexican Border campaign, World War I and World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf conflicts. Many historical firearms and three full-scale aircraft also are on display--a Sopwith Camel from WW I, a P-51 Mustang from WW II and a Huey helicopter from the Vietnam War. Even if you aren't from Wisconsin, a visit to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a very sobering and educational experience.
Written February 6, 2020
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AndrewFromMadison
Madison, WI2,690 contributions
One of the main attractions in Madison
Oct 2019
This museum, along with The State Historical Museum and Chazen Museum of Art, are the must-see trio in Madison. Beautifully reconstructed dioramas, as well as plentiful historical firearms, are at the core of this museum. The story line goes from war to war in chronological order, and covers some little-knnown conflicts as well as major wars that everyone is aware of. My only grudge here is they don't allow flash photos, so it's hard to make good photos while visiting (hence four stars instead of five in ratings)
Written January 15, 2020
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Jilliebean
Green Bay, WI17 contributions
Great museum
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great museum & It’s free! The only suggestion I have is a bench near the videos would be nice. Also some handicap parking would definitely would help people to come to the museum.
Written December 17, 2019
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Kitt
Green Bay, WI13 contributions
Great museum
Oct 2019
A must see place in Madison. The layout is very organized. You can walk from the Civil War to the War on terror. I was there with my niece and the reality of hand to hand combat moved her. As a country we have invested the lives of our men and women into keeping us safe. Visit. Remember. Honor.
Written October 26, 2019
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Mike C
Madison, WI288 contributions
Good museum
Sep 2019 • Family
Overall a nice museum focusing on the history Wisconsin and is vets played in numerous wars. Relatively small, you can see everything in about an hour.
Written October 20, 2019
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Adam F
Sioux City, IA4 contributions
Awesome Museum
Sep 2019 • Couples
Awesome museum. Great exhibits and it's free! A lot of fun and pretty quick to get through. Nice shop too.
Written September 27, 2019
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jennifer
Indianapolis, IN197 contributions
Excellent museum
Sep 2019
Small museum, but they pack a lot of information in. Make sure to look at the ceiling as they have several aircraft
Written September 22, 2019
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Amy L
100 contributions
Great museum
Aug 2019 • Friends
Small museum highlighting the men and women who fought in the Civil War through the War on Terrorism. Very well done. 2 or 3 exhibits per war so not to overwhelm you. Highlights main points of fighting
Written August 27, 2019
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LuvMex828
Sheboygan Falls, WI204 contributions
Excellent! Small, but well done.
Jun 2019 • Family
We spent an hour here with our son who loves military history and museums in general. He will have to go back because he didn't make it all the way through before the museum closed. The good thing is that it is free, so as a college student he will likely go back!
The displays are excellent, not big, but well done. This is a great place to see the contributions of Wisconsin residents in the US wars.
Written June 16, 2019
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gablenlombard
Appleton, WI149 contributions
Well Done!
May 2019 • Family
This museum is wonderful. The floor plan is easy to follow and attention to detail is impressive. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
Written May 20, 2019
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