Shullsburg's Historic 

our location

279 W Estey St

Shullsburg WI, 53586

open hours

Wednesday through Sunday

starting Memorial Day Weekend

11:30a - 4:00p



About Badger Mine and Museum
Visit Badger Mine and Museum situated in Badger Park in picturesque Shullsburg located at the center of SW Wisconsin's lead mining region and experience first hand the daily routine of an 1850's lead miner. During the guided museum tour, view the primitive tools he used to extract his lead treasure from the earth and learn about his life in this early mining town before Wisconsin achieved statehood. Next, as you follow your guide, down 51 steps into this unique hand dug 19th century mine, take into your nostrils the smells this 1850's miner smelled, feel upon your skin the increasing dampness he felt and hear the enclosing silence punctuated by dripping water that he listened to as he left behind both sun and sky. The ceiling was raised in 1963 when the mine was reopened but you can still marvel at the original, small side tunnels and wonder how men could work in such confined spaces.

Take a guided tour of the Badger Mine and Museum.  Newly renovated in 2006, the museum contains artifacts from Shullsburg’s 179 year history, and shows how life was in Wisconsin’s early mining communities. Exhibits focus on some of Shullsburg’s most important industries, including mining and cheesemaking, but also on day-to-day life through the decades.

Museum and Mine Tour Rates
General Admission – $7.00; Children under 5 – Free