What to Know Before You Visit

How long does it take to visit? 

Since your visit is not a guided tour, the length of visit really varies from a few hours to a couple of days! You can explore at your own pace making it a very personalized experience for your family.


How much will it cost to park? 

We offer plenty of Free Parking at the Manitowoc County Historical Society with room for larger vehicles, campers and buses.


Can you bring a picnic lunch into the Historic Village for my daily visit*? 

We do allow guests to bring a picnic lunch into the Historic Village. There are picnic tables and benches near the Welcome Center.

*Carry-in items are not allowed during special programs where concessions are available unless otherwise noted.


Do you rent wheelchairs or scooters? 

We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for guests to use free of charge. Please check at the Admissions Desk for availability. While we do not have any motorized scooters for guests to borrow, guests are welcome to bring their own scooter for use in the Village if it meets ADA mobility standards.


Do you allow pets on the grounds?

While no pets are allowed on the museum grounds, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.