Witness the evolution of farm life

Picture early agrarian life in Wisconsin and you might conjure up images of Stonefield—a historic site full of cropland, shops and factories knit together by grassy roads and steeped in centuries-old farming culture.

Witness the evolution
of Wisconsin farm life

Picture early agrarian life in Wisconsin and you might conjure up images of Stonefield—a historic site full of cropland, shops and factories knit together by grassy roads and steeped in centuries-old farming culture.

Man and Woman traversing Stonepoint

Relive Wisconsin’s Rise to “America’s Dairyland”

At Stonefield you’ll explore history by the acre, including a 1900s Farming Village and Farmstead, the State Agricultural Museum, and the former home of Wisconsin’s first governor, Nelson Dewey. On your adventure through the site, you will learn the amazing story of the Badger State’s agricultural advance from a struggling group of wheat farmers to a worldwide agricultural powerhouse. 

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Make Your Next Event Historic

Stonefield’s picturesque settings for an rustic Wisconsin wedding or a unique private event offer plentiful opportunities for a historic event. Make your day historic and create a story that will be remembered for generations.

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Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 


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Join us tomorrow for opening day! We are open Thursday through Sunday from 10am until 4pm. We look forward to seeing you for the 2024 season!

📷Nelson Dewey Homesite
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2 weeks ago
Join us tomorrow for opening day! We are open Thursday through Sunday from 10am until 4pm. We look forward to seeing you for the 2024 season! 

📷Nelson Dewey Homesite

We are so happy to have Stonefield featured in this new Discover Wisconsin episode all about Wisconsin Great River Road! This episode features so many wonderful people and locations that make this part of our state so special! Make your travel plans today! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

We had a busy day yesterday as we welcomed back the Monitor Windmill after much needed restoration. The windmill was damaged in a wind storm in the spring of 2022. Thank you to Ivan Block and his team (brother & nephew!) from Wausau for their amazing work. Thank you to Ralph Mumm and Randy Hampton for their assistance. Findorff Construction repaired the base and will be back soon to paint!

Stonefield Historic Site's Monitor Windmill is beautifully situated in our 1901 farmstead. Monitor Windmills were sold by the Baker Manufacturing Company of Evansville, Wisconsin. It was named “Monitor” for the famous Civil War ironclad ship the USS Monitor. Make plans to join us this summer to see our beautiful windmill!
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1 month ago
We had a busy day yesterday as we welcomed back the Monitor Windmill after much needed restoration. The windmill was damaged in a wind storm in the spring of 2022. Thank you to Ivan Block and his team (brother & nephew!) from Wausau for their amazing work. Thank you to Ralph Mumm and Randy Hampton for their assistance. Findorff Construction repaired the base and will be back soon to paint!

Stonefield Historic Sites Monitor Windmill is beautifully situated in our 1901 farmstead. Monitor Windmills were sold by the Baker Manufacturing Company of Evansville, Wisconsin. It was named “Monitor” for the famous Civil War ironclad ship the USS Monitor. Make plans to join us this summer to see our beautiful windmill!Image attachmentImage attachment

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