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MAY 25 – OCT 19


JUL 4 – SEP 1

10 AM – 5 PM

SEP 4 – OCT 19

10 AM – 4 PM

Oct 20 2024 – May 2025


MAY 25 – JUL 3

10 AM – 4 PM


Adults (18-64): $10
Adults (13-17): $10
Senior (65+): $8
Youth (5-12): $5
Child under 5: FREE
*bluestar initiative

Wisconsin Historical Society members
receive free general admission and
10% off events

Research is by appointment only. Please call (715) 747-2415 in advance to prearrange your appointment.


To tour Madeline Island Museum, visitors travel by ferry via the Madeline Island Ferry Line. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for the 25 minute ferry which leaves from Bayfield Terminal, 20 Washington Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814. For more information about the schedule and price explore the Madeline Island Ferry Website.

The Museum is located only a block from the La Pointe Ferry Terminal along Colonel Woods Ave. On-site vehicle parking is available for FREE at Madeline Island Museum.

See below for any concerns about the accessibility of accessing Madeline Island Museum.


Field Trips

The best day of your school year awaits! Don’t just read about history, experience it! Field Trips at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums allow students to step into the worlds they’re studying through fun adventures and engaging experiences around the state for grades k-12.  

Group Tours

Travel Together Through Time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.


Madeline Island gift shop is filled with books, Ojibwe art, calendars, post cards and much much more!

Visit the Museum Store to take home some of the history of Wisconsin. You’ll find unique items that are sure to delight visitors of all ages, including books, home decor, jewelry, clothing, toys, and much more!

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

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!


We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

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. 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.
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.
No firearms or weapons allowed on the premises.
  • Updated accessible ramps
  • Accessible door actuators
  • New people-friendly lift to the downstairs offices
  • Accessible door hardware throughout the museum
  • New Sidewalks in the yard
Madeline Island Museum may occasionally photograph or video visitors for educational and promotional use. Attendance on premises constitutes implied consent for use of the visitors’ likeness in Madeline Island Museum and Wisconsin Historical Society educational and promotional materials.

Make Your Next Event Historic

With indoor and outdoor spaces, we have a beautiful and intimate place for you to host your private event. Connect with nature and the past as you celebrate your new life together at the Madeline Island Museum.