Local Places to Visit
Be sure to check out these local historical places of interest:
Albany Historical Museum
117-119 N. Water St., Albany, WI | (608) 862-3240
Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Saturdays: 9 am - 3 pm; rest of year Saturday 9 am - noon
Local and Sugar River History, camera collection, toys, vintage hats.
Attica Blacksmith Shop and Franklin Grove Etc.
N7302 County Rd X, Albany, WI | (608) 862-1161
Hours vary - call ahead
Unique historic attraction where County Roads X and C meet in "downtown" Attica" - "a ghost town of Green County". Built in 1873 as a blacksmith shop; at one time also housed a dance hall upstairs.
Brodhead Depot Museum
1108 1st Center Ave., Brodhead, WI | (608) 897-4150
Memorial Day to September: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 1pm - 4pm
House in restored railroad depot with memorabilia, adjacent engine and caboose. Community band history, cheese & butter making equipment.
Brooklyn Area Historical Society
202 Commercial St., Brooklyn, WI | (608) 455-3121
Wednesdays - Fridays: 12 pm - 5 pm, Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Sundays: 10:30 am - 3 pm
Brooklyn historical items on display at the Market Place Consignment Shop.
Browntown Community Museum
110 S. Mill St., Browntown, WI | (608) 966-3273
Starting Memorial Day weekend: Sunday 1pm - 3 pm
1st and 3rd Sundays: 1 pm - 3 pm
Native American artifacts, band and school memorabilia, jail cell, farm tools.
Chalet of the Golden Fleece
618 2nd St., New Glarus, WI | (608) 527-2095 or (800) 527-6838
May - October: Fridays - Mondays 10 am - 4 pm
Unusual, rare, and priceless collections - artifacts from every corner of the world - housed in a Swiss chalet.
Green County Courthouse
1016 16th Ave., Monroe, WI | (608) 328-1838
Weekdays: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Since 1891, this majestic building has been the cornerstone of Monroe's downtown square. History Room upstairs. Civil War statue and restored cannons on the lawn.
National Historic Cheesemaking Center and Imobersteg Farmstead Factory
2108 7th Ave., Monroe, WI | (608) 325-4636
April - October: Mondays - Saturdays: 9 am - 4 pm,
Sundays: 11 am - 4 pm
Housed in restored railroad depot with caboose on property, cheesemaking and dairy farming equipment, cheese factory replica, cheese history and extensive archives - including photos, videos, and biographies.
Monroe Arts Center
1315 11th St., Monroe, WI | (608) 325-5700
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Built as a Methodist Church in 1869 by Wisconsin architect Edward Townsend Mix. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. MAC hosts concerts, performing arts, special events, and exhibits.
Monticello Area Historical Society
204 N. Main St., Monticello, WI | (608) 938-4216 or (608) 938-2317
April to December: Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm
Museum themed as early 1900's community drug store, complete with soda fountain, plus exhibit on history and influence of the Sugar River - including ice harvesting, Monticello Wooden Mill, and river recreation.
Swiss Center of North America
507 Durst Road, New Glarus, WI | (608) 527-6565
Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm; Other hours by appointment
A unique, interactive experience that inspires awareness and understanding of the Swiss roots. Archives of records, photographs, historical items from Switzerland, and displays.
Swiss Historical Village
612 7th Ave., New Glarus, WI | (608) 527.2317
May - mid October: Daily 10 am - 4 pm
Replica of a traditional Swiss village - including Swiss Bee House, Cheese Factory, School House, Church and Cemetery, Blacksmith Shop, Print Shop, Smoke House and Sausage Shop, General Store, and Fire House with antique fire equipment. "Hall of History" showcases the journey of the original settlers who made their way from Glarus, Switzerland to New Glarus, Wisconsin.
Toy Train Barn
W9141 Hwy 81, near Argyle, WI | (608) 966-1464
Daily: 10 am - 5 pm
Walk into a miniature world filled with operating train layouts in an old Wisconsin Dairy barn painted Milwaukee Road orange. "Argyle and Eastern" train ride also onsite.
Turner Hall of Monroe
1217 17th Ave., Monroe, WI | (608) 325-3461
Tuesday - Sunday
The Swiss social center of Monroe in an Emmentaler-style chalet building dating to 1937. Featuring an Old World Rathskeller restaurant, Swiss fold art paintings, and Swiss heritage displays.