WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Group Tours


GROUP TOURS

Step off the boat and into the history of Madeline Island. Built on the site of the American Fur Company, the Madeline Island Museum encourages guests to explore the connections between cultures; from the Ojibwe, French and British fur traders to Scandinavian farmers and later, the idyllic summer sojourns of vacationers from all over the globe.

HIGHLIGHTS & FEATURES

PERMANENT COLLECTION

From buildings to tiny beads, see the history of Madeline Island come alive with objects large and small. Founded by Leo and Bella Capser in the mid-20th century, Madeline Island Museum explores the rich fur trade industry, American Indian culture and relations, and the story of how we became the vacation destination you are visiting today!

WIIGWAAZII: EVOLVING TRADITIONS OF BIRCH

In addition to the permanent collections, guests will have time to explore the exhibit Wiigwaazii: Traditions and Teachings of Birch in the Capser Gallery. This exhibit features the contemporary art work of Pat Kruse, Red Cliff, and historic artifacts from the museum’s collections.

  • VISIT DURATION

    Permanent Collection: 45 minutes
    Special Exhibit: 45 minutes

    Note: We ask that you plan at least 1½ hours for a guided group tour and additional time for a self-guided tour. Tours generally begin on the top of the hour but can be arranged at any time of day.

  • MADELINE ISLAND FERRY LINE

    Motor coach tour operators should make their reservations through the Madeline Island Ferry Line by calling 715-747-2051.

HIGHLIGHTS & FEATURES
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. Group escorts and motor coach drivers should make their reservations through the Madeline Island Ferry Line.