Located at historic Camp Williams/Volk Field, the Wisconsin National Guard Museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of service and sacrifice by the men and women who served, as well as the rich history of the National Guard. The museum traces the history of the Wisconsin National Guard from its origins in the 19th century through the present day.
Exhibits reveal the evolution of the Guard from humble beginnings to becoming the world famous 32nd “Red Arrow” Division that served with great distinction on the battlefields of France during the First World War and logged a record 654 days of combat in the Pacific during World War Two.
Important post war changes are followed by the museum, including the establishment of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, its year of active duty in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis, and its subsequent history. The history of the Wisconsin Military Reservation is also fully revealed at the museum. Using photos and displays the evolution of the base is depicted from its beginnings as a rifle range to a state of the art Air Combat Readiness Training Center.
The log building constructed in 1896 as an Officer’s Club for members of the Guard is now home to the Wisconsin National Guard Museum. Nestled in a park-like setting the museum is complemented by the outdoor collection of unique and unusual historic aircraft, tanks, and self-propelled guns.
Come join us to learn about, remember, and honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women of Wisconsin. To schedule a tour or request more information, please call 608.427.1280.
Exit I-90/94 at Interchange 55 at the town of Camp Douglas. Follow signs to Camp Williams / Volk Field.
Hours - Year Round
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Wednesday – Saturday)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Sunday)