WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Closed for the Season

Closed for the Season

Stonefield is closed for the season. Thank you to our members and guests for your support during the 2021 season. We look forward to welcoming you back in June for the 2022 season. In the meantime, continue exploring Wisconsin history year-round at Wade House, the Wisconsin Historical Museum and through other Historical Society Events.

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Save the Date!

Safe & Spooky Halloween

Oct. 23| 3 – 8 PM

Trick-or-Treat through the shops and factories of the “haunted” Stonefield Village during this special family-friendly Halloween event for all ages. Grab your flashlight and treat bucket to investigate what goes bump in the night and see the site like never before. For the younger crowd, “Light Fright” is from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the ghouls are out and all bets are off!

This event is put on by the Friends of Stonefield and Nelson Dewey State Park. All proceeds support both entities.

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A dark and cloudy street past an old building shows families and many children experiencing a historical and spooky trick or treating experience

Explore the Site

Man and Woman traversing Stonepoint

Explore history by the acre on the former grounds of the first governor of Wisconsin, Nelson Dewey’s estate! With the estate as a backdrop, explore how agriculture changed in Wisconsin in the 1900s and the impact farming has had on our state.

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Join us for programs and events

The Wisconsin Historical Society and its historic sites and museums host programs and events for all year long. From fun family adventures, interactive workshops, young adult mixers, and book talks, there’s always something new to explore virtually and in person across the state.

Our Story

Step Back In Time

Experience the stories that cultivated Wisconsin’s scenic countryside. See rare 1800s agricultural tools and machinery and step into a re-created rural village. Learn about the farming communities that helped Wisconsin prosper. A historic attraction on the Great River Road!
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"Very realistic historical experience! A must-see if you like history."

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Use our online calendar to see all the exciting events, activities, and programs happening at Stonefield.
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Red tractors from the McCormick collection are out on display in Stonefield

Explore Stonefield


STATE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

Explore Wisconsin’s largest collection of farm tools, models, and machinery.
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1901 PROGRESSIVE FARMSTEAD

Examine how farm life changed at the turn of the 20th Century.
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GOVERNOR NELSON DEWEY HOME

Discover the fascinating story of Wisconsin’s first governor, his family, and his farm.
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1900 FARMING VILLAGE

Stroll down boardwalks and duck into 30 shops and factories.
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a digital flyer with the text "65 years ago Stonefield opened to the public as the State Farm & Craft Museum, July 4, 1953"
a digital flyer with the text "75,000 historical artifacts, including North America's oldest tractor, that are in Stonefield's collections."
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