Group Tours at the Hoard Historical Museum

Begin your exploration of Fort Atkinson’s history at the Hoard Historical Museum and National Dairy Shrine’s Museum, where there really is something for everyone’s interests. Located in the Merchants Avenue Historic District, the Hoard Museum is conveniently situated on a corner lot with plenty of side-street parking for tour buses.

School and Youth Groups:

We offer both guided and self-guided tours for K-12 School and Youth Groups. Guided tours may be reserved with a minimum of a two-week lead time.

Please contact us in advance to reserve a date/time.

Self-Guided Tour of the Museum and the Dairy Shrine’s Museum

Come explore the one or all of the museum exhibits with your group. Allow approximately 30 minutes per exhibit: Mounds Gallery, Lincoln Era Library, Historic Hoard House, and National Dairy Shrine.

Duration: Allow at least 1 hour
Cost: No Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted

Please ask us to send you our complimentary gallery guide worksheets and answer keys if you would like to prepare before your visit to lead your students through our exhibits.

Groups of All Ages:

Tour the Museum and the Dairy Shrine Museum at Your Own Pace

Duration: Allow at least 1 hour
Cost: No Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted

For those big on history, a self-guided tour experience allows visitors to view the Hoard Museum exhibits on their own. A museum representative will meet your group and provide a brief overview beforehand. Then visitors are free to tour the Hoard House, the Mysteries of the Mounds Gallery & Theater, the Lincoln Era Library and Exhibit, and the National Dairy Shrine’s Visitor Center. Don’t forget to save time for shopping in the Museum’s gift shop!

The adjacent Dwight Foster House (built 1841) may be available for tours; please ask when you call or write. The Foster House cannot accommodate wheelchairs.