WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Group of visitors pose for a photo on the Stonefield wooden bridge

Group Tours


GROUP TOURS

Experience the stories that cultivated Wisconsin’s scenic countryside. Retrace the history of farming from hand tools to modern machinery at the State Agricultural Museum and see the largest collection of McCormick equipment in the world. Enjoy hands-on learning and tend to live farm animals at the 1901 Progressive Farm House, then stroll through 30 shops and factories in the turn-of-the-century 1900 Farming Village. Discover the earliest days of Wisconsin’s statehood at the Governor Nelson Dewey Homesite.

HIGHLIGHTS & FEATURES

STATE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

Explore Wisconsin’s largest collection of farm tools, models, and machinery including the oldest gasoline-powered tractor. Learn about the early days of Wisconsin farming, from hand held tools for wild rice harvesting and corn planting to the modern farming machines of today.

Guests feed sheep in their enclosure

1901 PROGRESSIVE FARMSTEAD

See how farm life changed at the turn of the 20th Century. Enjoy the comforts of a 1901 home in rural Wisconsin with the new technologies and ideas that made life for rural farmers and their families safer and more convenient.

Front of the Dewey House

GOVERNOR NELSON DEWEY HOMESITE

Discover the fascinating story of Wisconsin’s first governor, his family, and his farm. After serving as governor, Dewey, his wife Catherine, and their children, Kate and Nettie, returned to Cassville and built a Gothic Revival home on a 2,000 acre agricultural estate.

Group of guests walk into the Stonefield complex

1900 FARMING VILLAGE

Stroll down boardwalks and duck into over 30 shops and factories in this turn-of-the 20th-century farming village. From the general store to the blacksmith shop to the creamery, millinery, printing press and more, there is truly something to discover around every corner!

  • VISIT DURATION

    State Agricultural Museum: 20-30 minutes
    1901 Progressive Farmstead: 20-30 minutes
    Governor Nelson Dewey Homesite: 45 minutes
    1900 Farming Village: Self-guided

    Note: Group tours at Stonefield Historic Site can be modified to fit time constraints and interests of each group.

GROUP RATE
AVAILABLE TO GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

* COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION FOR GROUP ESCORTS & MOTOR COACH DRIVERS

A convenient bus or motor coach drop-off area is located in the parking lot next to the entrance (or ticket admission).