Hidden History of the Capitol Square Walking Tour

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

Ever wonder how our Capitol Square came to be? Find out on these walking tours September 13th, 20th and October 4th.

The Capitol Square has been the focal point of Madison since its founding. Discover how the downtown has changed (and stayed the same!) over hundreds of years. This tour will shed light on the formative years of Madison, featuring stories of the men and women who established our iconic square as a center of politics, commerce, and social life. How did a marsh-covered isthmus become the Madison we know today? Join us and find out!

This tour meets in front of the Wisconsin Historical Museum (30 N. Carroll Street) and covers approximately one mile on city sidewalks. Participants may be asked to stand for extended periods of time. Tour will take place rain or shine! Wear tennis shoes and dress for the weather.

Take a walk with us through Madison history by registering today! Drop-in spots are limited and not guaranteed. Visit shop.wisconsinhistory.org or call 608-261-9359 to register.

  • Times: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $10.00