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Address: 407 Merchants Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2249
Phone Number: +1 920-563-7769
09:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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I took my grandkids, ages 13 and 11, to visit this museum. We thought it would be entirely about the dairy business but there were some other interesting things, as well. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Fall River, Wisconsin
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Fall River, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I took my grandkids, ages 13 and 11, to visit this museum. We thought it would be entirely about the dairy business but there were some other interesting things, as well. We learned about the Indian effigy mounds. And there is a nice little gift shop, too.

Thank pennyannette
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My wife and I stopped in here during our vacation in WI and we loved it. There are several sections to the museum and a small parking lot out front. There are several rooms dedicated to the dairy industry. One room has old dairy equipment and pictures and info on various cattle and people influential in the industry. Another room... More 

Thank MT1
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Hoard Historical Museum is a very well curated eclectic collection of information. It is as if multiple themed museums were combined. It contains: - Information on the Hoard family and their influence on the dairy industry and Wisconsin politics. - Information on the Wisconsin dairy industry. (This section is pretty much shamelessly self-promoting, but still very interesting, particularly if... More 

Thank Bill W
Cambridge, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

So much to see with the dedicated dairy museum area, native american area, and the well stocked and comfortable historu library.

Thank Localtraveler501
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Located in the restored home of one of Wisconsin's first Governors, this museum is a gem. Beginning with the history and artifacts of the mound builders long before the early white settlers, and continuing with the native Americans that interacted with those early settlers, sometimes adversely, as in the Blackhawk Indian wars, when a general named Henry Atkinson, led several... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

For a smaller museum it is very impressive. It covers the history of Fort Atkinson and the surrounding area very well. It also houses the Dairy Shrine. The area is known as the Land of Blackhawk and the museum has a section devoted to that, and Abe Lincoln.

Thank Kathy K
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

As someone born in Wisconsin with family roots there, I was thrilled with all the exhibits teaching me about Wisconsin history. I was not aware of all the contributions made by the Hoard family. I loved all the old photos and newspaper clippings. I also enjoyed seeing the old family home, in part because it was so much like the... More 

Thank Pamela W
Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is a small museum attached the National Dairy Shrine. I think it was, originally, just an old house, but it has expanded several times. It has a wonderful collection of local history. The information on the local Indian mounds is extraordinary. It is a great place to spend an hour or two. The staff and volunteers can always point... More 

Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

What a wonderful museum the Hoard family has gifted to the city. They have an excellent research facility for family history. Very interesting to see. Merilee Lee, Dana and the volunteers are awesome!

Thank HappyMiss37
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

One of the joys of travel through the US is stopping for an hour or two at local museums; they vary in quality from terrible to superb and this one rests near the top. History of the area, as you would expect, including a large collection of the "Jefferson County Union" with a pretty accurate manual index. Other exhibits include... More 

1 Thank robcurtross

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