Plan

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Plan Your Visit


OPENING MAY 28!

The wait is almost over! First Capitol will reopen for the season on May 28. We can’t wait to see you.
Click below to plan your group tour for the 2022 season.

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SUMMER 2022

MAY 28 – SEPT. 4

HOURS

MAY 28 – SEPT. 4

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
10 AM – 4 PM

ADMISSION

First Capitol is free and tickets are not required to visit.

A suggested $2 donation per person helps collect, preserve, and share this site’s history.

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

First Capitol is located in Belmont, Wisconsin. Belmont is located in Lafayette County in southwestern Wisconsin. With its rolling hills, it is easy to see why Belmont was named, “Belle Monte,” French for “beautiful hill.”

On-site vehicle parking is available for free at First Capitol.


GROUP TOURS

Details

Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group. Free onsite bus parking

Min 10 | Max 55

Please note we do not offer onsite dining. Reservations needed 2 weeks in advance.

Pricing

$5.00 per guest
*bluestar initiative

Tour operators/guides/drivers: FREE

Payment due on arrival.

For more information, or to book, contact us at firstcapitol@wisconsinhistory.org or call 608-987-2122.


SHOPPING

Store products from First Capitol

The First Capitol online store features handmade items, unique books, souvenirs, and more!

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!


ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY

We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

First Capitol’s lodging and council houses both have wheelchair ramps. Due to the scale used in historic buildings, access is somewhat limited. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. For more information regarding access to site buildings, grounds and programs please contact First Capitol at 608-987-2122.
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.
No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on the premises.