Plan Your Visit

Admission

Adults $5
Children (5-17) $2.50
Children (4 & Under) FREE
Wisconsin Historical Society Members FREE

Interactive Map here.

Hours and Directions

Current Hours:

Closed for the season. There are special events when the site will be open to the public. Please refer to our calendar of events for details.

  • From Milwaukee

    Take I-94 west toward Madison. Merge onto I-90 east (via Exit 4A). Take US-18 west at Madison (Exit 142A). Take US-151 south toward Dodgeville. Stay on US-151 south to Mineral Point. Take WI-23 south (Exit 40) into Mineral Point. Turn left on Shake Rag St. Pendarvis is on the right and the parking lot is on the left.

  • From Madison

    Take US-151 south toward Dodgeville. Stay on US-151 south to Mineral Point. Take WI-23 south (Exit 40) into Mineral Point. Turn left on Shake Rag St. Pendarvis is on the right and the parking lot is on the left.

  • From Chicago

    Take I-90 west toward Rockford. Stay on I-90 west into Wisconsin. Take US-18 west at Madison (Exit 142A). Take US-151 south toward Dodgeville. Stay on US-151 south to Mineral Point. Take WI-23 south (Exit 40) into Mineral Point. Turn left on Shake Rag St. Pendarvis is on the right and the parking lot is on the left.

  • From Minneapolis

    Take US-52 south toward Rochester. Merge left onto I-90 east. Take US-14/US-61 south into Wisconsin. Continue on US-61 south. Turn left onto US-18 east. Turn right onto WI-39. In Mineral Point stay on WI-39/Ridge St. Turn right on Commerce St. and left on Spruce St. Pendarvis is on the left on the corner of Spruce St. and Shake Rage St.

  • From Dubuque

    Take US-151 north into Wisconsin. Take the Hwy. O (Exit 37) to Business US-151. In Mineral Point stay on Business US-151/Ridge St. Turn right on Commerce St. and left on Spruce St. Pendarvis is on the left on the corner of Spruce St. and Shake Rage St.

  • Map and Guide

    A map and guide explain the restoration of 43 acres of native prairie, and the original “badger hole” mines and historic mining equipment.

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Pendarvis is situated on a five-acre hillside in the middle of Mineral Point. Many of the pathways are level but somewhat rugged. The Visitor Center and the Pendarvis Store both are wheelchair accessible. Due to the nature of historic structures, access to the other buildings is limited. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring mobility assistance. Please call us at 608-987-2122 before your visit to make arrangements.

Service Animals

While no pets are allowed on the museum grounds, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Nearby Hotels

Mineral Point

For everyone who enjoys beautiful, natural landscapes, the community of Mineral Point, nestled in the rolling hills of Southwest Wisconsin, offers a backdrop that is relaxing as well as inspiring. History buffs, art lovers, and antique enthusiasts find themselves drawn back time after time.

As you stroll through downtown, discover unique shops, galleries, and theaters on streets brimming with resident artists and entrepreneurs. From simple limestone cottages to massive Romanesque architecture, the business and arts district hosts an impressive collection of over 500 early Wisconsin historic structures. Mineral Point was the first Wisconsin city listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the Area

To find more information about Mineral Point, including the current calendar of events, contact the Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on restaurants, hotels and other attractions near Old World Wisconsin, visit our sister site Travel Wisconsin.

For information on bed & breakfast options in the area, visit the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association.