Daily Tour Options

Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society
is a museum of living history.  Feel the heat from the blacksmith's forge, take part in one-room school lessons,
and find your ancestor's name in our archives.  

This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services
and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village - a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from
Manitowoc County's early settlers.  

Daily visitors can travel through our 60-acre museum campus with an immersive audio tour.
The audio tour is available at no charge. 


Classic tour: "Voices of the Past"

Tour the structures of Pinecrest Historical Village with voices of those who lived, worked, and visited the buildings. 


SEek and Find

Developed especially for families and young visitors, this hunt game and a quiz will help you to discover the campus in 10 interactive stops. You can read one of the stops below:

By 1900, most farmers were using large draft horses to pull their machines instead of oxen. These horses were bigger than riding horses so they would have more power to pull wagons and machines in the field. Horses are measured in "hands". This was measured by putting a man's fist on top of the other from the ground to the top of the horse's shoulders. A hand is about 4 inches. Draft horses are usually 16 to 19 hands tall. 
On the livery stable fence post, there is a measuring post for you to find out how many hands tall you are!

Creating our story

Coming Soon!

Hear about the development of Pinecrest Historical Village through our volunteers.