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Wisconsin Historical Museum

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Tour Guide with Class

Volunteers in our education department provide guided tours of the Museum for a variety of visitors, particularly through our "Why History Matters" tours for school groups. Former teachers, actors and history buffs will love this opportunity!

Education program volunteers provide a fun and memorable experience to Wisconsin school children by leading hour-long guided tours of the museum.

RESTRICTIONS: Education volunteers must have a desire and ability to work with visitors of all ages and be able to adapt to seasonally-changing attendance at the museum. Peak tour season occurs during the school year, particularly March-early June. Availability Tuesdays-Fridays during the day preferred. Volunteers must be able to communicate effectively and must be dependable, pleasant, and helpful. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

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About Wisconsin Historical Museum


30 N. Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, US

Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is part of the Wisconsin Historical Society, whose mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing Wisconsin stories.


Travel back through time at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, exploring Wisconsin’s history from prehistoric times to the present day. In "People of the Woodlands", enter an Aztalan-style house, hear stories of native people living in Wisconsin, and unearth the work of archaeologists. In "On Common Ground" learn about themes unique to Wisconsin from settlement days through the present. Discover a frontier lead mine, track immigration routes through the state, explore work and play in a lumber camp, climb inside a Case IH tractor, and examine Wisconsin’s political heritage. Tour guides and staff present public programs for all ages, including approximately 30,000 schoolchildren each year. Changing exhibits, programs for all ages, and a unique museum store complement the exhibits.


We'll work with your schedule.


Wisconsin Historical Musem30 N. Carroll StreetMadison, WI 53703



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Availability Tuesdays-Fridays during the day preferred.

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