This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Milwaukee, WI, USA

This is a massive library of historic maps, books, photographs, field equipment and other artifacts. . .

Lake Geneva, WI, USA

Black Point is an estate on the south shore of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin, It was built in 1888 as a summer home by Conrad Seipp, a beer tycoon from Chicago. . .

Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is housed in an 1869 residence in Milwaukee. . .

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Historic Milwaukee is a non-profit that aims to increase awareness of the city's history and architecture. . .

West Bend, WI, USA

The History Center of Washington County includes the Old Courthouse Museum (c. . .

Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Milwaukee County Historical Society is the largest of a network of local historical societies in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. . .


Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee. . .

Oak Creek, WI, USA

The Oak Creek Historical Society was established in 1964 to preserve the history of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. . .


Eagle, WI, USA

Old World Wisconsin is an open-air museum encompassing close to 600 acres near Eagle in Waukesha County. . .

Port Washington, WI, USA

The society maintains three historic properties in Port Washington on the Lake Michigan waterfront. . .


Racine, WI, USA

The Racine Heritage Museum is a historical museum building and former Carnegie library in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. . .

Richfield, WI, USA

Richfield Historical Park is a 33-acre property containing numerous restored historic buildings. . .

Waukesha, WI, USA

This history museum near Milwaukee occupies a restored courthouse originally built in 1893. . .

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