WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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WELCOME BACK

REED SCHOOL OPEN FOR THE SEASON

This season, we are excited to welcome visitors to Reed School for general admission. See below for more information.

Reed School is open for General Admission
Saturdays and Sundays | 10 AM to 4 PM
Free admission

The Wisconsin Historical Society is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our guests, members, and staff. Read the information below to learn about our 2021 health and safety protocols.

Explore the Site

Kids reading books in a Reed School classroom

You don’t have to walk up hill, both ways, to explore the history of Wisconsin schoolhouses at Reed School. Before 1960, most rural Wisconsin children were educated in a one-room school just like this.

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For Your Health & Safety

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Advance
Registration

Advance registration is required for some events

Face Masks required. Mask.

Face Mask
Policy

Required for guests indoors if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Recommended for guests indoors if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We're cleaning. Cleaning spray.

Daily Cleaning and Sanitizing

Daily cleaning & sanitizing enhanced at all facilities

Maintain Social Distance. Two people 6 ft apart.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Please practice social distancing while on-site

2021 Site Protocols

Effective Aug. 5, in accordance with current state guidelines

To protect your safety and ours:

  • If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we recommend you wear a face mask while inside on-site at our historic sites and museums.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you are required to wear a face mask while inside on-site at our historic sites and museums.
  • Please practice social distancing at our historic sites and museums.
  • Disposable masks will be available on-site.
  • All facilities will adhere to increased daily cleaning and sanitation requirements and there will be cleaning stations in each building.
  • Each location will follow strict guest engagement protocols, including parking, food preparation, and the use of shared facilities such as a public restroom.
  • Staff and guests, per CDC guidance, are asked to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 our hours and guidelines for access may change. Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Site Accessibility

Explore Other 2021 Experiences

This season, we are excited to welcome visitors to some of our historic sites & museums for general admission and special experiences. Click the button below for more information on how you can safely explore history in a new way through our 2021 programs and events.

Our Story

WELCOME!

Enter the era of the one-room schoolhouse, when hard work and country life helped to shape a generation of Wisconsin citizens.
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"Cute and educational in the best way!"

TRIPADVISOR REVIEW

DAILY EXPERIENCE


ABOUT US

Reed School, built in 1915, served as a one-room country school through 1951. It provided a first- through eighth-grade education with only one teacher.
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The Reed School classroom


ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

Experience the immense one room schoolhouse. This large classroom held students from grades 1 to 8.
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FIELD TRIPS

Imagine, think and compare school life in the early 1900s to today.
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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Begin planning your trip today! Tickets, Hours, Directions and more.
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