WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Family visiting Reed School play with children outside

Plan Your Visit


PLAN YOUR VISIT

Reed School brings to life the public school education – currently concentrating on a program which allows visitors to experience the school for a one-day experience centering on an average 4th Grade curriculum, including outhouses and the traditional 1950’s era playground experience.

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

CURRENT HOURS

Reed School is open to the public free of charge, May through October from 10 am to 4 pm, (or group tours by special appointment in advance.) We are also available during the week for pre-booked school group tours.

    • From Milwaukee

      Take I-94 west toward Madison. Stay on I-94/I-90 west toward Wisconsin Dells. Stay on I-94 west. Take US-12 west (Exit 115). Turn right on WI-95. WI-95 becomes WI-73. Turn right on US-10 east. Reed School is at the corner of US-10 and Cardinal Ave, two miles east of Neillsville.

    • From Madison

      Take I-90/94 west toward Wisconsin Dells. Stay on I-94 west. Take US-12 west (Exit 115). Turn right on WI-95. WI-95 becomes WI-73. Turn right on US-10 east. Reed School is at the corner of US-10 and Cardinal Ave, two miles east of Neillsville.

    • Minneapolis

      Take I-94 east toward Wisconsin. Take US-10 east (Exit 88) through Neillsville. Reed School is at the corner of US-10 and Cardinal Ave, two miles east of Neillsville.

    • Group Tours

      Weekday tours available year round for groups of 10 or more.

      For further information, call 608-253-3523 or contact us by email.

    ADMISSIONS

    FREE admission

    Wisconsin Historical Society Members receive FREE admission to all 12 Historic Sites and Museums.

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    Kids playing at the Reed School site

    ACCESSIBILITY

    Reed School is elevated, approximately six feet above ground level. The main entrance is accessed by steps. A wheelchair lift is available.

    No pets are allowed in the buildings or on the grounds. Service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.

    Nearby Hotels

    • City of Neillsville

      Neillsville is a unique community nestled in the rolling hills of central Wisconsin surrounded by natural beauty, with strong historical and cultural roots. The O’Neill Creek flows through the center of the town and drains into the rocky Black River. Surrounding Neillsville are more than 130,000 acres of public forest available for recreational activities.

      Neillsville’s historic downtown has 21 buildings listed on the State and National Historic registers. Enjoy historic buildings that house specialty shops, antiques, and restaurants. For more information please contact the Neillsville Area Chamber of Commerce.

    • In the Area

      For more information on restaurants, hotels and other attractions near Reed School, visit our sister site Travel Wisconsin.
      For information on bed & breakfast options in the area, visit the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association.