Plan Your Visit

Admission

Adults (18-64) $8
Children through age 17   FREE
Students/Seniors (18 & age 65 older) $7

Wisconsin Historical Society Members FREE

Hours and Directions

Current Hours:

Thank you for a wonderful season, see you next year, We are Open for Island Boutique here at the museum Saturday, November 25th 10 – 4PM

  • From Madison

    Take I-39N/I-90W/I-94W. Take I-39 North (Exit 108B) toward Wausau. Merge onto US-51 North. Take US-2 West. Turn right onto WI-13. In Bayfield turn right on Rittenhouse Ave. and left onto Front St. Turn right onto Washington Ave. until you reach the Madeline Island Ferry dock. Take the ferry to Madeline Island (20 minute ride). Madeline Island Museum is one block north of the ferry dock on Col. Woods Ave.

  • From Milwaukee

    Take I-94 West. Merge onto I-39N/I-90W/I-94W. Take I-39 North (Exit 108B) toward Wausau. Merge onto US-51 North. Take US-2 West. Turn right onto WI-13. In Bayfield turn right on Rittenhouse Ave. and left onto Front St. Turn right onto Washington Ave. until you reach the Madeline Island Ferry dock. Take the ferry to Madeline Island (20 minute ride). Madeline Island Museum is one block north of the ferry dock on Col. Woods Ave.

  • From Duluth

    Take US-53 South and cross into Wisconsin. Stay on US-53 South until it merges with US-2 East. Continue to follow US-2 East. Turn left onto WI-13. In Bayfield turn right on Rittenhouse Ave. and left onto Front St. Turn right onto Washington Ave. until you reach the Madeline Island Ferry dock. Take the ferry to Madeline Island (20 minute ride). Madeline Island Museum is one block north of the ferry dock on Col. Woods Ave.

  • From Minneapolis

    Take I-35 North. Merge onto US-53 South (Exit 255B) and cross into Wisconsin. Stay on US-53 South until it merges with US-2 East. Continue to follow US-2 East. Turn left onto WI-13. In Bayfield turn right on Rittenhouse Ave. and left onto Front St. Turn right onto Washington Ave. until you reach the Madeline Island Ferry dock. Take the ferry to Madeline Island (20 minute ride). Madeline Island Museum is one block north of the ferry dock on Col. Woods Ave.

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Madeline Island Museum’s Capser Center exhibit hall is accessible by wheelchair. Due to the scale used in our other historic buildings, access is somewhat limited. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. For more information regarding access to site buildings, grounds and programs please contact Madeline Island Museum at 715-747-2415.

Service Animals

While no pets are allowed on the museum grounds, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Shops & Nearby Amenities

Museum Store

Choose a special gift as a souvenir of your visit to Madeline Island from our selection of hand-made Ojibwe crafts and jewelry, traditional children’s toys, books and games. Take home a piece of Madeline Island history!

Enjoy 10% off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member. Become a member.

Refreshments

A number of convenient eating establishments in La Pointe are within walking distance of the museum. Soda machines and snacks are also close by. Picnic facilities are available at a variety of locations on the island, including the very popular Joni’s Beach, which is walking distance from the museum.

 

In the Area

For general information on Madeline Island tourism, contact the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on restaurants, hotels and other attractions near Madeline Island Museum, visit our sister site Travel Wisconsin.

For information on bed & breakfast options in the area, visit the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association.