Interpreters work with a wooden wheel

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 for the 2022 season. In the meantime, you can check out our Holiday events at Old World Wisconsin, Villa Louis, Wade House, the Wisconsin Historical Museum and more events with the society. Continue exploring Wisconsin history year-round at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

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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For Your Health & Safety

reserve a spot. advance registration


Advance registration is required for some events

Face Masks required.

Face Mask

Required for guests indoors if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Recommended for guests indoors if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Daily cleaning & sanitizing

Daily Cleaning and Sanitizing

Daily cleaning & sanitizing enhanced at all facilities

Maintain Social Distance. Two people 6 ft apart.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Please practice social distancing while on-site

2021 Site Protocols

Effective Aug. 5, in accordance with current state guidelines

To protect your safety and ours:

  • If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we recommend you wear a face mask while inside on-site at our historic sites and museums.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you are required to wear a face mask while inside on-site at our historic sites and museums.
  • Please practice social distancing at our historic sites and museums.
  • Disposable masks will be available on-site.
  • All facilities will adhere to increased daily cleaning and sanitation requirements and there will be cleaning stations in each building.
  • Each location will follow strict guest engagement protocols, including parking, food preparation, and the use of shared facilities such as a public restroom.
  • Staff and guests, per CDC guidance, are asked to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 our hours and guidelines for access may change. Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Site Accessibility

Explore Other 2021 Experiences

This season, we are excited to welcome visitors to some of our historic sites & museums for general admission and special experiences. Click the button below for more information on how you can safely explore history in a new way through our 2021 programs and events.

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."



Use our online calendar to see all the exciting events, activities, and programs happening at Stonefield.

Red tractors from the McCormick collection are out on display in Stonefield

Explore Stonefield


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


Examine how farm life changed at the turn of the 20th Century.


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


Stroll down boardwalks and duck into 30 shops and factories.

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."