The Milton House

Indian Heights

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On tours of Milton House, visitors learn how the Goodrich family secretly operated a safe haven for slaves before the Civil War

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  • $8 for a one-hour tour of Milton House for four (up to $16 value)
  • $16 for a one-hour tour of Milton House for four ($32 value)
  • $24 for a one-hour tour of Milton House for six ($48 value)

The Milton House Museum is a national historic landmark that was part of the Underground Railroad. Tours teach visitors about the historic passageways and history of the building itself, which is the oldest poured-concrete structure in the United States. See available tour times here.

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

Great tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. We could all tell that he loved the history of this place.
Linda S. · September 23, 2015
Great tour by a very knowledgeable high school student. Well worth the admission price.
Stublaski · August 21, 2015
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Thank you for the kind words about your Milton House experience. We think the tour is worth it too!
Merchant replied · September 4, 2015
This is a wonderful local museum, good history for children and adults.
Kathy M. · August 18, 2015
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Thank you for the kind words about your Milton House experience. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour...send your friends!
Merchant replied · September 4, 2015

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