As an important outlet to different waterways and trading routes, Wisconsin had a long history that dates back to before statehood and even before the Revolution. There are some wonderful towns in the Dairy State that not only have tons of interesting architecture and history, but have spent a lot of time ensuring those things are restored and preserved. Each little hamlet has a different story and a different piece of the big puzzle that came together to create the state we know and love now. Here are 12 historic towns in Wisconsin that helped shape our past and help education our future.

Have you visited any of these great towns? Where else do you like to go an immerse yourself in our state’s history? Looking to explore more of small-town Wisconsin? Check out 13 Small Towns In Rural Wisconsin That Are Downright Delightful.

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