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The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is located in Capitol Square at 30 West Mifflin Street in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin. The museum is dedicated to the soldiers of Wisconsin and was established in 1901 as the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall. The museum was accredited in the 1970’s by the American Alliance of Museums and became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2014.

Show Cases and Galleries

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum features two museum galleries that showcase the history of those in Wisconsin that served in our nation’s wars from the American Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. The two galleries in the museum contain award-wining exhibits, collections and programs.

Admission to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is free of charge and the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday from April to September. There are over 90,000 visitors each year that head to the museum.

The Museum’s Features

The museum features several collections including the Artifact Collection. The Artifact Collection has over 23,000 souvenirs, uniforms, decorations, equipment, personal items, flags, armament and insignia from the Wisconsin military past 150 years.

Visitors to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum can visit the Research Center to learn more about Wisconsin’s military as well as the veterans’ history. The center features a library filled with books, maps and military manuals regarding American military history and Wisconsin military history.

The museum sponsors various events throughout the year. Some of the past events have included a lecture and discussion called The Life of a Scout Sniper in Iraq and featured presenter 1st Sgt. Timothy La Sage who is a Scout Sniper and Combat Veteran. Another featured event at the museum included the USS Wisconsin 25th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony.

This is an Attraction worth Seeing

Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a beautiful museum with everything and more to offer you. Consider adding it to your next travel plan.

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