Old World Wisconsin is closed due to significant storm damage Monday evening, June 21, and the site will remain closed for the next several days while crews work to clear hundreds of downed trees.
Most of the damage at Old World Wisconsin was to the landscape, leaving the parking lot, visitors center area and many roads on the 576-acre site covered with downed trees and made impassable. The only structural damage reported so far is roof damage to the historic Ramsey Barn, which houses the museum's gift shop, and the octagonal Clausing Barn, which houses a restaurant.
Wisconsin Historical Society staff, along with staff from the Department of Natural Resources and State Risk Management, are working to clean up the site and make a more complete assessment of the damage. Old World Wisconsin will reopen as soon as that work is complete and the site is again able to accommodate visitors.
For more information call the Society at (608) 264-6586, visit the Society's website at www.wisconsinhistory.org, or visit Old World Wisconsin's website at www.oldworldwisconsin.org.