WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Birthplace of a Great State

Our Story

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Discover the rugged origins of the first capitol of Wisconsin Territory, where legislators built the framework of law and order that evolved into our current state government.
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EXPLORE FIRST CAPITOL


COUNCIL HOUSE

See the Council House where territorial legislation was debated and voted on in 1836.
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COURT HOUSE

Visit the Court House to learn about early Wisconsin history.
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ABOUT US

Learn about the birthplace of the Wisconsin Territorial Government.
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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Begin planning your trip today! Tickets, Hours, Directions and more.
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