Historical Homes & Sites
This is one of the last remaining pieces of the Village of High Cliff and the once booming limestone quarrying business from the 1800's. The museum has the history of the park, limestone industry, and the history of Clifton--the city that once thrived where the park now exists. Open weekends only with seasonal hours too.
Take a break from the modern hustle and bustle and step back in time. Discover village and farm life in Manitowoc County from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s, explore over 20 historic buildings, and keep your kids engaged with the hands on activities at the Children’s Discovery Village.
This museum village and heritage park is devoted to the history of Great Lakes commercial and charter fishing. Celebrate 175+ years of fishing heritage by exploring an 1886 lighthouse, shipwreck displays and artifacts. Check out the French Canadian exhibit, learn about the Lifesaving Service, or picture yourself with the commercial fisherman!
This Greek Revival style home from 1873 was restored to its Victorian elegance in 2007. You can still view the Quezal Art Glass Company brass chandelier in the parlor. It is one of the best examples of Stick Style design remaining in the Midwest.
Preserving a way of life through the display of historic farming equipment including miscellaneous tools, antique tractors, vintage farm equipment and a display of a living room, kitchen/dining room and a bedroom of a farmhouse from the early 1900’s.
The 40-acre open-air museum includes the Stagecoach Hotel and Dockstader Blacksmith Shop. Daily demo's of an authentic 1860's replica of a working water-powered saw mill. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, stop for lunch at the Butternut cafe, and check out the new visitor center. Fully dressed volunteers enhance the unique experience!
A place for older kids and families to experience rich craftsmanship and architecture, this stands as a tribute to the tradition of Bregenzerwald (forest of Bregenz) Province of Vorarlberg, Austria- the ancestral homeland of the Kohler family. Inside you'll find intricate carvings, wrought-iron craftsmanship, stained glass., Austrian furniture and tapestries. It is open daily.
This 1850 hotel, historic saloon and museum is almost like a treasure hunt! Enjoy the antique toy collection, the Victorian doll house, and rare murals in second floor ballroom. Your kids will delight in the old-time ice cream parlor, the home of the original Ice Cream Sundae, where you can get your own Washington House Sundae, as well as other specialties. Yum!