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MAY 25 – OCT 27


MAY 25 – OCT 27


10 AM – 4 PM


Reed School is free and tickets are not required to visit.

In thanks to the support of the Smith endowment.


Reed School is located in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Neillsville is a unique community nestled in the rolling hills of central Wisconsin surrounded by natural beauty, with strong historical and cultural roots.

On-site vehicle parking is available for FREE at Reed School.


A man points toward a screen while a group of students watch

Field Trips

The best day of your school year awaits! Don’t just read about history, experience it! Field Trips at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums allow students to step into the worlds they’re studying through fun adventures and engaging experiences around the state for grades k-12.  

People line up at the entrance of the Reed School building. A sign above the entrance reads Reed School.

Group Tours

Travel Together Through Time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.


The Reed School online store features handmade items, unique books, souvenirs, and more!

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!


We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

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

An electric chair lift can help guests up steps and into the school. Anyone with additional mobility needs is encouraged to contact the site. The site has no plumbing. A watercooler is available for drinks. An outdoor composting toilet is available for restrooms.
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.
Reed School may occasionally photograph or video visitors for educational and promotional use. Attendance on premises constitutes implied consent for use of the visitors’ likeness in Reed School and Wisconsin Historical Society educational and promotional materials.