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Woodson History Center

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:30
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Well done museum

We visited the Woodson Museum as part of our self guided walking tour of historic Wausau. The... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Lois K
good focus on local history

Enjoyable and well done. Good focus on development and immigration stories of local area. Had... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Ann K
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13 Sep 2017
“Well done museum”
29 Dec 2016
“good focus on local history”
The A.P. and Leigh Yawkey Woodson house, built in 1914 is home to our administrative offices, research library, exhibits and gift shop. Exhibits describe various aspects of Marathon County history. Our core exhibit, Our Stories: The History of...more
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410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI 54403-4745
+1 715-842-5750
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited the Woodson Museum as part of our self guided walking tour of historic Wausau. The people there were very friendly and had lots to share. The museum had a wonderful exhibit of "electrifying the farm" with items people used before electricity had come...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Enjoyable and well done. Good focus on development and immigration stories of local area. Had temporary exhibit of ,quilts, including the history and meaning of specific patterns, Since I am not from the area some of the details were lost on me, but still enjoyed...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This great little museum does a great job of showing what Wausau is now and in the past. Many displays show the various businesses that have made Wausau what it is today.

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Generations of Progress: The Industrial History of Marathon County exhibit and the Our Stories: History of Marathon County exhibit were both excellent! Incredible local history - a great education experience or just fun to relive old memories and learn some new ones. There are...More

Reviewed 24 June 2014

This lovely home, full of fabulous woodwork, contains some unusual exhibits about the area. Would probably be most interesting to residents of Wisconsin but is so well done and thorough I would recommend it to anyone. Quality place to check out in Wausau.

1  Thank Vivienne27
Reviewed 18 May 2013

For most Wisconsinites there is no connection with the civil war in their families. This is because most are of ancestors here immigrated to America after the civil war. But here you can see artifacts that take you back to that part of our history....More

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Jeremy R
20 July 2018|
Response from SandyB2965 | Property representative |
It's free to visit the Woodson History Center. If you want to tour the Yawkey House Museum (across the street and also part of the Marathon County Historical Society), it's $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for students.