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Peshtigo Fire Museum

400 Oconto Ave, Peshtigo, WI 54157-1226
+1 715-582-3244
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Autumn 2017 Tour

Having researched the area this was on our list of things to do and we were not disappointed. The... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Excellent museum that tells the Peshtigo area history very well!

We were staying in the Green Bay area last week and checked out this Peshtigo Fire Museum. This... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Kent, Washington
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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 Fire Museum preserves this heritage through storytelling, exhibits of artifacts from the fire, displays of the lifestyle at the time of the disaster, and a cemetery to memorialize those who died.
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400 Oconto Ave, Peshtigo, WI 54157-1226
+1 715-582-3244
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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

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

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

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.

Thank Belashmoo
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Lots of stuff to see in this museum. Our guide was Pauline and she knew quite a bit about the fire and trivia about the people that lived in the area at the time of the fire. Some actual artifacts from the fire. Also the...More

1  Thank Monica58860
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Peshtigo Fire Museum, which is housed in a former church, has many artifacts from the period that are interesting. There are two movies available to sit and watch about the local people, and the forest fires that occurred at the same time as the...More

Thank moonstone0005
Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you are interested in the Chicago Fire, Peshtigo Fire, and the half-dozen or so that occurred in Michigan all on the same night, this is a must-see. While there are only a few items that are actually from the Great Peshtigo Fire, the museum...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Relics, pictures and news articles tell the astounding story of the 1871 Peshtigo fire, the same day as the more famous Chicago fire, in which at least nine times as many people perished. State officials in Madison did not even learn of the fire until...More

Thank Robert L
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Fenrich C
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Can park on street