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Oshkosh Public Museum

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Address: 1331 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
Phone Number:
+1 920-424-4731
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Good Oshkosh history lesson

A good display of Oshkosh history. Great place to bring your out of town guests for some local culture.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alysa O
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good display of Oshkosh history. Great place to bring your out of town guests for some local culture.

Thank Alysa O
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I like to bring out-of-town guests here to give them an overview of Oshkosh history. Of course, the house itself (and Apostle Clock) is a huge draw itself. The cost of admission is very reasonable, and parking usually isn't a problem. Very rarely does an exhibit miss in terms of expectations-- much more often than not, they do an outstanding... More 

Thank Katherine Ann D
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The oshkosh public museum is well worth the price of admission, which is much less than the Paine Art Center. Much to see, and a quaint little gift shop too

Thank Kevin R
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

So much to see and do! Interactive fun, learning while playing. Especially enjoyed the Apostle Clock. Kids loved the "Attic". Parking was easy, prices reasonable and a couple hours of fun!

Thank Jan H
Alexandria, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to check out this beautiful structure. There was a section being renovated, due to open in 2017. We watched the apostle clock strike 12 noon, very interesting! Another historical home and building.

Thank Sue K
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Across the street from the Paine Art house. This museum has a very old apostles clock. Many items are rotated in and out. Shows the days of the lumber and American Indian history in area. Very good museum for a small unit.

Thank Mark J
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a nice museum for two main reasons: the infrastructure of the original Sawyer house and the "duck hunt." If you have little ones and you personally love to browse beautiful old homes, this is a must if you have an hour and are in Oshkosh. We went on a weekday and the museum had a few patrons, but... More 

Thank Anjolynjan
Oshkosh, WI
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Check out the Oshkosh Public Museum! Housed in a lumber barren's home the woodwork alone is a marvel. The exhibits are always top notch as well and the history of Oshkosh and the Fox River Valley is stellar!

Thank JoyeMoon
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Love this place. Love that they change the exhibits often. Just dislike that its small. Good for the whole family.

Thank lynnerpinners
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Went for the dinosaur exhibit, was not very interesting at all, after all they hype and advertising, disappointing for the little ones- 3 yrs old. Great old clock that chimes on the hour.

Thank Dawn H

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