Burlington History Museum

Burlington History Museum

The Burlington History Museum
The Burlington History Museum
The Burlington History Museum

Building Information

Building Information: 
The Burlington History Museum, which displays thousands of artifacts from Burlington and the surrounding area, occupies a brick church building constructed in 1883. The Burlington Historical Society, which started in 1928 as the first historical society in Racine County, acquired the building in 1964. From 2007 to 2010, a second floor (mainly for storage and office activities) and a new roof were added and the interior (and the exterior wood) were painted. A picturesque garden, maintained by the Burlington Garden Club, adjoins the Museum as does a monument honoring Dr. Edward G. Dyer, head of the area’s Underground Railroad activities.

Visitor Experience

Visitor Experience: 
Museum visitors will view artifacts from the time of the Indians, through the pioneer period, to more recent times. Included are items invented or manufactured by Burlington residents, including one of the earliest panoramic cameras; toys, games, and dolls enjoyed by children through the years; items associated with 30-year Congressman Henry Allen Cooper; mementos celebrating the world famous Burlington Liars Club; men’s, women’s, and children’s wearing apparel and grooming aids; Civil War artifacts; musical instruments; the approval model of Burlington’s one-of-a-kind statue of Abraham Lincoln; items associated with the early Mormon settlement of Voree; and a turn-of-the-century kitchen.

Address:

232 N. Perkins Blvd.
Burlington, WI 53105
262-767-2884
http://www.burlingtonhistory.org

 

Hours:

Hours: 
10AM - 2PM

Event Permissions:

Photography Permitted: 
Photography Permitted
Filming Permitted: 
Filming Permitted

Building Accessibility:

Accessibilty: 
Only First/Main Floor accessible to persons with disabilities

Restroom Availability:

Restrooms: 
Restrooms will be available for visitors
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