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Swiss Historical Village

612 7th Ave, New Glarus, WI 53574-9581
+1 608-527-2317
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Swiss Roots Journey

My husband and I visited the Swiss Historical Village on Memorial Day Weekend 2017. We learned... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan C
Plainfield, IL

We enjoyed our visit. It was very informative and educational. Marie was a fun tour guide. I... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
via mobile
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This 14-building compound presents the story of the founding of New Glarus in 1845 and traces the colony's growth into a dairy farming community that continues to keep alive its ethnic heritage.
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612 7th Ave, New Glarus, WI 53574-9581
+1 608-527-2317
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Swiss Historical Village on Memorial Day Weekend 2017. We learned about both of our Swiss Roots to some extent and enjoyed the tour. Both the tour guide Michael and the Cashier both were very knowledgable and friendly and we...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. It was very informative and educational. Marie was a fun tour guide. I recommend going hete.

Thank edandglenda
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visited on a Monday and there was just a few other people. I enjoyed the morining. For a small town, the historical aspect was very nicely done. I would visit again. It gave a great history and perspective of how the area was settled.

Thank BuckskinMN
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Swiss historical village is a great place to spend a few hours learning about how New Glarus was founded, and how hard the founders had it. It has a lot of artifacts about the people that lived there back in the late 1800's. The...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We could have spent hours here. There is huge wealth of history here to read, and enjoy the tour. Several building to go though, blacksmith shop, variety store, school, church plus many more!

Thank LuAnn B
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour very much. Our guide was outstanding! He told us very detailed stories about his parents, and other members of the Swiss group that settled in New Glarus.

Thank ondossagonchick
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The New Swiss Village is an interesting historic site. Each of the 12 plus building in a pleasant location is nicely displayed with artifacts well explained. There is a guided tour offered but a self tour is fine. It's an easy walk in a circular...More

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Interesting to see how the Swiss ended up in New Glarus. Several buildings to look in. The volunteers were very willing to answer any questions.

Thank ConnieJo26
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Hi All, New Glarus is a small town in Wisconsin with about 2000 people. It has some buildings from the late 1800s and also a Swiss Historical Village. The village itself is not very big but has some quite interesting things. It is a nice...More

Thank Prashant K
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Real eye opener on the living conditions of the early settlers to wisconsin. Very fortunate that I was born 100 years after they got here.

Thank Richard T
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