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Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum

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Address: 101 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-4811
Phone Number: +1 262-521-2859
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The Waukesha County Museum has begun a complete building transformation, we...

The Waukesha County Museum has begun a complete building transformation, we are working to rehabilitate the historic courthouse complex we occupy in beautiful downtown Waukesha. Due to construction the Museum is temporarily closed to daily admission. Please visit our website for updates on the project, including project re-opening. The Research Center Library & Archive is still available by appointment, on Friday's only. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

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Explore the other 15 Les Paul stops!

The exhibit here is very good, but do take the time to pick up The Les Paul Foundation map guide (c) April 2016 of significant locations in the life of Les Paul in the area. As... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
262DianeV2014
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Les Paul exhibit is incredible! A lot of Les's guitars on display and unique history. The museum also has a couple of other interesting exhibits!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The exhibit here is very good, but do take the time to pick up The Les Paul Foundation map guide (c) April 2016 of significant locations in the life of Les Paul in the area. As Waukesha residents, we enjoyed discovering where he was born and went to school, where he performed, and where he is buried next to his... More 

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Thank 262DianeV2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

There is art displayed among articles of historical interest. The guides are very helpful. Some areas are for children to explore and create. Very nice! Very interesting.

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Thank Sharon K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

For being a small town museum, they always seems to attract good special showings. And their lunch & learn series is especially interesting.

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Thank J S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We went there on May 18, 2016 but there was a sign on the door indicating that they were closed for renovations. I also called them and was told that were closed for renovations but may open partially in July depending on the progress of the renovation work.

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Thank Ed K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were in town for a family visit and in between family gatherings we decided to take our children here: so they can learn about the town their mom and dad grew up in. They had so many questions and just being there, talking about our hometown was a so nice.

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Mukwonago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is waukesha, WI...what more can you ask for in a small Wisconsin suburb outside of milwaukee. It was cool to read about the history since I grew up in Mukwonago (@ 20mins from Waukesha) and I also lived in the historic part of Waukesha in my dads old Victorian home. I had a car but preferred to ride my... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This is an average museum because it gives you the history of the city, but doesn't really appeal to kids. It's is okay for people who want to know more about the city. I don't really like it. But again it's good for if you like history.

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Oconomowoc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

If you want to know more about Waukesha's wonderful history, this is the place to go. Really laid out well and packed full of useful and interesting information. This is a wonderful place for individuals and families. They also have an archive section on an upper floor, so if you want to research your own family history you can do... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Les Paul has been one of my favorite personalities for fourty years. I did not know of this museum or exhibit until we moved to waukesha. The tour is self guided. Three floors of interesting history of waukesha. Love the old pictures of homes and businesses.

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