Choose from Three Options
- $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.