Bascom Hill Historic Architecture Walking Tour

816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
  • Presented By: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Dates: 6/17/2023, 7/20/2023, 8/3/2023, 8/26/2023
  • Location: Library Mall entrance to the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters,
  • Time: Saturdays - 10:00 am - 11:30 am; Thursdays - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Price: $15 Adult, $5 Student, Free for children under 5 & MTHP Members.

BASCOM HILL: Learning Matters
Climb the hill to see Old Abe, a good luck symbol to generations of UW students. The UW campus is packed with history and architecture galore, from stately brick and sandstone buildings of the 1850s to "the worst building in the history of American universities." This tour requires strenuous walking uphill.
Online reservations are required.

Ticket sales close 24 hours before the tour start time.

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Weather: We will be there rain or shine! See our website for cancellation exceptions.

As a courtesy to guests on the waitlist, please cancel your ticket(s) if your plans change.

To view all our 2023 tours, see our Historic Architecture Walking Tours.