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Swiss Historical Village, New Glarus

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Swiss Historical Village & Museum presents the unique story of the founding of New Glarus in 1845 and traces the Swiss colony's growth into a dairy farming community that continues to keep alive its ethnic heritage.

The museum, in the heart of "America's Little Switzerland," is owned and operated by the New Glarus Historical Society, Inc. The society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of artifacts, records and family histories of the Swiss immigrants. The society is affiliated with the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Each year, the Swiss Historical Village & Museum welcomes a wide range of school groups, history buffs, Swiss enthusiasts, charters, families and sightseers. We hope to see you soon!
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  • Come see the buildings where it all started. What town do you know of that was founded by a single group of people from a single country of origin? New Glarus is one of those towns. Come learn some...  more »
  • We loved learning about New Glarus and found the history fascinating. I never knew about the settlers and how New Glarus came to not miss this!  more »
  • Nicely laid out. Guide did a fine job. Good descriptions of the various items and buildings. Great thinking of the history of the Swiss and the work they did to establish here.
  • It was enjoyable learning more about Swiss heritage. Lots to look at, very pleasant staff. A must see if you're in New Glarus

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