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Address: 612 7th Ave, New Glarus, WI 53574-9581
Phone Number:
+1 608-527-2317

This 14-building compound presents the story of the founding of New Glarus...

This 14-building compound presents the story of the founding of New Glarus in 1845 and traces the colony's growth into a dairy farming community that continues to keep alive its ethnic heritage.

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We enjoyed our visit. It was very informative and educational. Marie was a fun tour guide. I recommend going hete.

Reviewed 20 October 2016
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. It was very informative and educational. Marie was a fun tour guide. I recommend going hete.

Thank edandglenda
Garfield, MN
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visited on a Monday and there was just a few other people. I enjoyed the morining. For a small town, the historical aspect was very nicely done. I would visit again. It gave a great history and perspective of how the area was settled.

Thank BuckskinMN
Homer Glen, Illinois
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Swiss historical village is a great place to spend a few hours learning about how New Glarus was founded, and how hard the founders had it. It has a lot of artifacts about the people that lived there back in the late 1800's. The exhibits are set up very nicely, and the grounds are nice to walk around in.... More 

Thank Marie K
McGregor, Iowa
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We could have spent hours here. There is huge wealth of history here to read, and enjoy the tour. Several building to go though, blacksmith shop, variety store, school, church plus many more!

Thank LuAnn B
Chequamegon Bay
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour very much. Our guide was outstanding! He told us very detailed stories about his parents, and other members of the Swiss group that settled in New Glarus.

Thank ondossagonchick
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334 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The New Swiss Village is an interesting historic site. Each of the 12 plus building in a pleasant location is nicely displayed with artifacts well explained. There is a guided tour offered but a self tour is fine. It's an easy walk in a circular path. We asked a question at the exit and the curator gladly talked with us... More 

Thank dekalbill
Bradley, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Interesting to see how the Swiss ended up in New Glarus. Several buildings to look in. The volunteers were very willing to answer any questions.

Thank ConnieJo26
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Hi All, New Glarus is a small town in Wisconsin with about 2000 people. It has some buildings from the late 1800s and also a Swiss Historical Village. The village itself is not very big but has some quite interesting things. It is a nice place to hang around for a day. Overall it was a nice experience.

Thank Prashant K
Hartland, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Real eye opener on the living conditions of the early settlers to wisconsin. Very fortunate that I was born 100 years after they got here.

Thank Richard T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited the Swiss Village on a whim. Our timing was right, and we were offered the guided tour which does not cost extra. Marie was a wonderful guide who obviously takes great pride in her heritage and her community. She explained how New Glarus was founded and told about each building as we walked through them. I'm glad we... More 

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