The Milton House

Indian Heights

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Tour wends through a former inn that provided sanctuary to runaway slaves on the underground railroad

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History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.

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  • $12 for a 60-minute tour for four (a $24 value)
  • $16 for a 60-minute tour for six (a $36 value)<p>

Tours begin every half hour and take groups through the museum, imparting facts and stories about the underground railroad.<p>

The Milton House

According to historic record, no parts of the Underground Railroad are documented to have been located underground, except one. And that is where Milton House comes into play. Built in 1844 by Joseph Goodrich, an inn owner known for his stance against slavery, the structure’s underground tunnel led to a basement that became a safe place where runaway slaves could rest and hide away from prying eyes before finishing their journeys. Today, the hexagon-shaped building stands as one the oldest poured-concrete structures in the United States. Tours and exhibits send guests back in time to learn about Wisconsin’s role as a Northern state before the Civil War and how the Goodrich family secretly operated its safe haven.

Customer Reviews

We really enjoyed the tour. It was interesting and our tour guide was excellent. We sent friends over there after we attended. I would highly recommend this museum. The groupon was such a good deal!
Linda M. · September 18, 2013
Love the history! So interesting!
Kathy G. · September 5, 2013
Loved it! Very interesting look at the past - as a hotel, a home, the start of a new town, and the underground railroad connection.
Jenny M. · August 25, 2013

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