Locations/Directions

The Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum is located at the corner of East Avenue and Main Street in downtown Waukesha in the 1893 Waukesha County courthouse building. The entrance is on Main Street.

Parking

Free parking is available on city streets (including Main Street in front of the museum and Martin Street on the side of the museum) and in nearby city lots (including the lot next to ACE Hardware one block from the museum on Main Street). On Saturdays, parking is available in the Waukesha Freeman parking lot which is at the southwest corner of the Museum.

Map

Directions

The Waukesha County Museum is located at the corner of East Avenue and Main Street in downtown Waukesha in the 1893 Waukesha County courthouse building. The entrance is on Main Street.

From I-94

Take Exit 295, Hwy F South towards Waukesha
At the intersection of Hwy 18/ Moreland Blvd & Hwy F, continue straight, the street turns into St. Paul Avenue
Take St. Paul Avenue to Barstow Street
Turn left onto Barstow Street
Turn left onto Main Street
The Museum in on Main Street on the right

From I-43

Take Exit 50, WI-164 toward Waukesha/Big Bend
Turn left onto WI-164 North
WI-164 North becomes South East Avenue
Turn left onto Main Street
The Museum is on Main Street on the right

From Madison or Minneapolis

Head East on I-94 toward Milwaukee
Take Exit for 295, Hwy F
Turn Right (south) onto HWY F toward Waukesha
Hwy F becomes St. Paul Avenue
Continue straight on St. Paul Avenue to Barstow Street
Turn left onto Barstow Street
After three blocks Turn left onto Main Street
The Museum is on Main street on the Right

From Milwaukee

Head West on I-94 toward Waukesha
Take Exit for 295, Hwy F
Turn Left (south) onto HWY F toward Waukesha
Hwy F becomes St. Paul Avenue
Continue straight on St. Paul Avenue to Barstow Street
Turn left onto Barstow Street
After three blocks Turn left onto Main Street
The Museum is on Main street on the Right

From Illinois (going  around Milwaukee)

Head North on I-94 W or US-41 N toward Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Take Exit 317 on the Left for I-43S, I-894 toward Madison, Fond Du Lac
Keep Right on I-894 W
Take Exit 1B on the Left for I-94W toward Madison
Take Exit for 295, Hwy F
Turn Left (south) onto HWY F toward Waukesha
Hwy F becomes St. Paul Avenue
Continue straight on St. Paul Avenue to Barstow Street
Turn left onto Barstow Street
After three blocks Turn left onto Main Street
The Museum is on Main street on the Right

From Illinois (going through Milwaukee)

Head North on I-94 W or US-41  N toward Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Take the I-94 W/US-41 Exit toward Madison
Merge onto I-94 W
Take Exit for 295, Hwy F
Turn Left (south) onto HWY F toward Waukesha
Hwy F becomes St. Paul Avenue
Continue straight on St. Paul Avenue to Barstow Street
Turn left onto Barstow Street
After three blocks Turn left onto Main Street
The Museum is on Main street on the Right