Old World Wisconsin: Opening July 1 for reservation based programing

Eagle, WI – Beginning July 1, 2020, Old World Wisconsin will open for in-person reservation-based special programs. All programs must be reserved in advance and the number of guests will be limited. Guests will not be allowed on-site without a reservation.

“We’ve created a wide variety of experiences both in-person and virtual for our guests to participate in this season,” said Dan Freas, site director at Old World Wisconsin. “From behind the scenes barnyard to special food programs, we look forward to welcoming guests back on-site.”

The program, “Behind the Scenes Barnyard” lets families and friends have a “driving lesson” with the historic farmer and the new oxen team on-site. Guests will also get up close with the animals, lend a hand with the animals and even collect eggs to take home!

The Taste of History Series provides a unique opportunity for small groups of guests to tour the Crossroads Village while exploring a theme/story from the past. Guests will be introduced to flavors, traditions and techniques that will then feature a meal served at the Caldwell Farmer’s Club Hall. There will be three themes, The Flavor of Little House, Summer Plate/Winter Plate and Everything But the Squeal. Old World Wisconsin will also host three virtual events this season. For full event details and dates please visit their website. To register for any of the events guests can call 262-594-6311.

Old World Wisconsin has implemented enhanced health and safety measures that adhere to the Badger Bounce Back – State Government Edition at the site. The following guidelines will be followed:

  • Guests and staff will be asked to adhere to proper social distancing regulations, and it is highly recommended that face masks are worn while interacting
  • The number of visitors will be limited to ensure proper social distancing
  • Increased daily cleaning and sanitation schedules
  • Guests and staff who are exhibiting symptoms or think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to stay home

There is also a “know before you go” guide to help guests before they arrive at the site. That can be found here.

“We greatly appreciate the flexibility and patience shown by our members, guests, supporters, and staff as we navigate this unprecedented circumstance together, and we look forward to this opportunity to reconnect with guests,” continued Freas.

For more information on Old World Wisconsin visit oldworldwisconsin.org.