The Octagon House Museum is open May through October & December

In compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Economic Development Corporation guidelines to ensure the continued safety of our community, the Octagon House Museum will begin to open and operate safely beginning Friday, the 29th of May.  Please watch our website and follow us on Facebook for updates and announcements.

Museum & Gift Shop Hours & Fees

The Octagon House Museum complex has implemented the following safe open guidelines to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers.  Thank you for your understanding.

  • Premises are sanitized regularly
  • No touching allowed
  • Please use a face covering
  • Practice 6 ft social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer is available at each entrance and exit

Tours are available hourly by appointment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the first daily tour at 11 am and the last starting at 3 pm.  Tours will be limited to small groups and family units.  Please call 715-386-2654 or email octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org for reservations.

We appreciate your no-contact payment using our secure Square store in advance of your visit, or contact us for an electronic invoice that can be paid securely and remotely online; please bring a receipt to verify payment.  Museum staff can be reached by calling 715-386-2654 or email octagon@Stcroixcountyhistory.org with any questions or concerns.


Museum & Gift Shop Open: May 29th - October 24th, 2020

The Museum is open for Tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm.

Tours begin on the hour at: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm
Guided tours of the museum complex are about 45 minutes long.
Reservations are required at (715) 386-2654 or octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org.
Prepayment is recommended  on our Square store website.

At this time the museum is not offering large group tours.

Tour Fees: $12 Adults; $5 Students (k-12); and 5 and younger free with an accompanying adult.

DISCOUNTED Admission of $10 for: Seniors (65+), Active Military, Groups and AAA Members


Christmas Tours: December 5th - 20th

Museum & Gift Shop OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY (prior to Christmas): Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm, with the last tour starting at 3 pm.


Museum Closed January - April

The Museum is closed for the winter.


Get Involved

We want you to be part of our museum and experience its beauty. This is why we offer several ways to let you engage with us to help maintain and develop the museums. Whether you are a individual, family or business who cares about local history or a volunteer who would like to use their talents to preserve history or someone who seeks to support Historical Society financially. The St. Croix County Historical Society has something to offer you. Become a member, volunteer or donor today!

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