fbpx History in Milwaukee | The Steampunk Explorer

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.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

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. . .

Arts and Crafts
Books & Comics
Food and Drink
Ghosts and Mysteries
Higher Education
Local Guides
Science and Technology
Steamiest Places