Swiss Historical Village & Museum

New Glarus, WI

Get lost in the Swiss immigrant history of this community known as “America’s Little Switzerland” at the Swiss Historical Village & Museum in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Your guide will captivate your group with educational and entertaining stories depicting the history of this community, founded in 1845. The guided tour is 1.5 hours, or if you’d prefer, a self-guided tour through the village is also available.

Trace the colony’s growth from its humble beginnings to the dairy farming community it has become today as you explore 14 historic buildings—some replicas and some original structures—filled with furnishings and tools once used during the days of Swiss settlement. Explore a print shop that began producing newspapers back in 1897, as well as a schoolhouse, blacksmith, church, bee house, settler’s cabin, and more. Each will leave you with the knowledge of how these Swiss immigrants lived and worked back in the day.

History buffs, charters, sightseeing groups, and school groups come from all over to experience the living history and vibrant Swiss heritage so prominent in New Glarus today.

Tour groups are welcome from 10am to 4pm daily, May 1 – October 31. For more information contact the Swiss Historical Village & Museum at 608-527-2317 or visit


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