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Peshtigo Fire Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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No admission fee, but there should be

Visiting the Peshtigo Fire Museum has enabled me to check off one more Top 50 item on my bucket... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbia, South Carolina
Peshtigo Fire: A compelling event that any visitor to the area should know about.

I drove through Peshtigo several times before I learned of this fire, and the incredible loss of... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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The Fire Museum is open from Memorial Weekend through October 8. On October 8, 1871, a firestorm roared through Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas, killing over 2,000 people and destroying the entire city and its livelihood. The Peshtigo...more
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400 Oconto Ave, Peshtigo, WI 54157-1226
+1 715-582-3244
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When first arriving, the docent gave a really interesting talk about the fire and its impact. The fire itself is fascinating, but the museum is a bit of a mishmash of period items and Peshtigo area artifacts and things owned by survivors later in their...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Peshtigo Fire Museum has enabled me to check off one more Top 50 item on my bucket list. The museum opens at 10 am. (That’s CST, a fact you need to remember if you drive in from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula). I arrived early...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I drove through Peshtigo several times before I learned of this fire, and the incredible loss of life. In a summer of record heat and deadly fires in Greece and California, the story of a hot, dry summer, and what unfolded afterwards is thought provoking....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We found (too) that the docents were very knowledgable about the fire in Oct 1871. Helene was very friendly and helpful. Both ladies Answered all of our questions. Found the adjoining cemetary very moving with historical facts making the victims and survivors lives more realistic....More

Thank Cat S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Having researched the area this was on our list of things to do and we were not disappointed. The site encompasses the town grave yard which has excellent interpretation to tell this tragic story and we followed this up by visiting the museum itself. The...More

Thank heike0range
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were staying in the Green Bay area last week and checked out this Peshtigo Fire Museum. This museum tells the story of this tragic historic Peshtigo fire well, but also covers much more! Many artifacts from that period as well as more recent. The...More

1  Thank NomadicPixie
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a great collection of artifacts, mainly from the late 1800's through the 1940's, though it felt a lot like walking through an antique shop. We did see some things we had never seen before, so we did learn something. Anything related to the...More

1  Thank Roamalone
Reviewed 21 July 2017

There is some great information on the Peshtigo fire here. The staff hold as much information as the displays at times. My children asked a ton of questions and the ladies very patient.

Thank sally c
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Everyone knows about the Great Chicago Fire. But not the GREAT Peshtigo Fire that killed over 800 people. And it was the same day. This museum is FREE and a GEM. They did a terrific job telling the story and if your into antiques, you...More

1  Thank Delmar M
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum hadn't been part of our original plan but we decided to stop since we were driving by. This museum was fascinating. There was a gentleman volunteer for the museum telling the history of the fire. The displays and history were most interesting.

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Fenrich C
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Can park on street