Open Friday - Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


O indicator = Currently available. May be modified or limited in accordance with public health guidelines. 

X indicator = Currently unavailable. 

Visitor Requirements

  • Register at the Front Desk upon Arrival
  • Wear a cloth face covering at all times (ages 3+)
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Wash/sanitize hands frequently

Museum Programming             Status

Group Visits                                             O

Homeschool Day                                     O

School Days                                             X

Speakers/Special Events                         O

Traveling Trunks                                       X

Walking Tours                                           O

Museum Health & Safety Measures

  • Limited the number of museum visitors at a given time
  • Removed high-touch interactives from exhibits
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • Installed signs to promote social distancing and good hygiene
  • Implemented new visitor requirements
  • Staff and volunteers are required to wear a cloth face covering
  • Developed a plan for phased resumption of museum operations

The History Museum at the Castle will reopen to the public Friday, June 12. To protect public health the Museum has adopted new protocols to combat the spread of COVID-19. The History Museum will be open to the public Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10:00am-4:00pm through the summer. It will schedule group visits Monday-Thursday to limit the number of visitors at a given time.The History Museum will resume business in phases based on gating criteria specified in the Badger Bounce Back plan and local health directives. The status of public health as well as state and federal guidelines will determine when and how the Museum reinstates its operations and public programming.

Museum Operations                     Status

Exhibitions                                                 O

Giftshop                                                     O

Research Appointments                            X

Room Rentals                                            O

Traveling Exhibitions                                  X