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Stonefield Historic Site

12195 Highway VV
608-725-5210

Dewey's home was designated as a historic site in 1954 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was deemed a place that would celebrate Wisconsin's rich agricultural heritage. By 1961, the more than 30 buildings that make up Stonefield Village were constructed and opened, offering visitors a historic perspective of farm life in rural Wisconsin.

The site's assortment of antique farm implements and machinery rapidly grew. This spurred construction of a new home for Stonefield's agricultural collections. In 1971 a new building raised on the foundations of Dewey's original sheep barn opened as the State Agricultural Museum. Today it houses Wisconsin's largest collection of farm tools, models, and machinery detailing the state's agricultural past.

Stonefield continues to enlighten us about the turn-of-the-century technology, the agricultural community that cultivated Wisconsin's growth and the colorful characters that helped make the state become "America's Dairyland."a



Reviews

Jennifer Hagen

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Fun! So much to see. Staff is very enthusiastic. It was really hot the day we visited so we didn't stay real long. Has an odd mix of a whole town, a working farm with live animals, and then a museum of farm equipment. Didn't quite get the connection. Farm equipment museum is air conditioned with flush toilets.

Daniel Pitterle

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Sunday, July 1, 2018
Great Historical pieces. Wonderful variety. Agricultural history was very informative.

Chris Horton

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Lots of interesting things to look at. A trove of history.

Scott Brochhausen

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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Great stories of local history and a gem of an outdoor museum. There is a small turn of the century village set up with original artifacts from that time period. Also a barn with old time tractors is interesting. Above all are the beautiful grounds with a covered bridge and some old railroad cars. We spent 3-4 hours here easily.

Miguel Galvez

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Informative tour of a recreated XIX century rural village. Fun way to immerse yourself in the historic roots of Wisconsin.

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