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Fort Crawford Museum

717 S Beaumont Rd, (608) 326-6960, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1911
+1 608-326-6960
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Historic Medical and Military Museum

Our visit was very early in the season. Our tour began in the gift shop with an overview of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TravelingWizard
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Racine, Wisconsin
The day at the museum

I liked the history and all the train stuff and the place has a lot of history to it and I... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Kevin A
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Park City, Illinois
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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717 S Beaumont Rd, (608) 326-6960, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1911
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+1 608-326-6960
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was very early in the season. Our tour began in the gift shop with an overview of the Forts History and a description of the buildings contents. We were then free to visit the two buildings on location. The displays in the original...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I liked the history and all the train stuff and the place has a lot of history to it and I definitely recommend it.

1  Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were looking forward to seeing Fort Crawford, the Mississippi/Wisconsin River end of one of two early major forts in Wisconsin (Fort Howard in Green Bay, controlling entry into the Great Lakes, is the other). Most of the second Fort Crawford had been dismantled though...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The guide here - whose name I didn't get - was friendly, full of enthusiasm, and very knowledgeable about the history of the fort and the surrounding area. There is no fort here any more, but interesting exhibitions of the times when this was a...More

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stopped there and were the only ones in the Museum. Sunday. Quick history lesson on the city and the fort and early Wisconsin.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The guides were all wearing period costumes and were extremely knowledgeable of the times and history of the fort. The site is on the 2nd fort site and the is next to nothing of exterior buidlings left, but this is expected considering the age and...More

1  Thank Rqueen2013
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Fort Crawford Museum consists of the old Fort Crawford Hospital and a Prairie Du Chien Museum on the same site. Don't look for a fort, it was demolished ages ago. That being said, it is well worth spending an hour or two looking through...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great little museum, the tour starts with a history lesson from the area. The exhibits are self guided. Well worth the visit.

Thank Ronald C
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

In addition to guarding the frontier, Fort Crawford's hospital was the site of pioneering research on human digestion. There are a number of interesting dioramas relating to early American medical history. The woman at the desk was quite knowledgeable and provided an extensive and interesting...More

1  Thank Bugzie913
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I stopped in over the holiday weekend on July 2nd, near the end of the day. Wasn't sure what to expect but I am sure glad I went. This museum is packed with artifacts and dioramas ranging from the history of the area from a...More

2  Thank GraciePitt1013
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