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Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum

New Glarus Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum

Located in beautiful New Glarus, this house holds the unique collection of Edwin Barlow. Barlow was a resident of New Glarus and the founder of the Wilhelm Tell Drama—one of New Glarus' most popular festivals.

The chalet was built in 1937, and it's an authentic copy of a Swiss Bernese mountain chalet. Inside, visitors can take a tour and learn about its eclectic collection from Barlow's travels around the world. There are three full floors of painted furniture, antique silver and pewter, original artwork, paintings and etchings, samplers, prints, Swiss scissors cuttings, quilts, fabrics, antique glass and china, coins, stamps, Swiss woodcarvings, Swiss dolls, and more! 

The collection also includes a jeweled watch once owned by King Louis XVI, 2000-year-old Etruscan earrings, Gregorian chants on parchment—one of the world's oldest forms of written music—dating from 1485, 17th century Bolivian silvered gourd jewelry cases, a 300-year-old Swiss slate and wood inlaid table, and a Swiss porcelain tile stove made in 1760.

The Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum is available for tours from May through September. Bus groups are welcome. For bus tours, call 800.527.6838 or write Group Tours Chalet of the Golden Fleece P.O. Box 713 New Glarus, WI, 53574.

Come and enjoy this very unique museum in the heart of America's Little Switzerland!

Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum
618 2nd St
New Glarus, WI 53574

(800) 527-6838

 

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New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus Brewery
New Glarus Brewing Company (founded in 1993) offers free self-guided tours of the brewery at 2400 Hwy 69, just south of New Glarus. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week year round, (some holidays excluded) you may walk through the operating brewery and see where the company's famous beers are brewed. Purchase a "flight of 3," (three-oz-beer samples) for $3.50, and you keep the glass. You can even take some New Glarus brew home with you when you stock up at the Beer Depot (varieties offered vary with seasonal availability). Other New Glarus Brewing Company merchandise (including shirts) are offered in the Hilltop Gift Shop or at newglarusbrewing.com.

New Glarus Brewing Company is family run by Deborah (president) and Daniel (diploma master brewer) Carey. Daniel Carey and New Glarus Brewing Company have been recognized as Best Brewmaster and Best Brewery (respectively) in 2003, 2005, and 2006 at the Great American Beer Festival. Daniel has been awarded the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing (Brewers Association in 2006) as well as recognized as a Top Ten Tastemaker by Forbes in 2007. New Glarus Brewery was also named Wisconsin's Best Brewery for every year between 1995 and 2002 by the readers of Wisconsin Trails magazine. This is in addition to the numerous awards for their seasonal and year round brews, including Wisconsin Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, and Spotted Cow, as well as the creative brews offered in its Unplugged and R&D Series.

New Glarus Brewing Company
2400 State Hwy 69
New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-5850

 

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New Glarus Cows on Parade

Can you spot the NG cow statue in this picture? You'll have a blast combing the streets of New Glarus in search of our cleverly adorned, fiberglass cows painted by local artists. Can you find all 15?

 

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Swiss Center of North America

The Swiss Center of North America

A unique, interactive experience that inspires awareness and understanding of our Swiss roots.

New Glarus is proud to be the home of the Swiss Center of North America. Connecting, archiving, showcasing, educating, promoting and celebrating all that is Swiss in North America. Stop in on your next visit to New Glarus!

Swiss Center of North America
507 Durst Road
New Glarus, WI 53574

info@theswisscenter.org
608-527-6565

 

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Swiss Historical Village 

New Glarus Swiss Historical VillageThe Swiss Historical Village Museum opened in 1942. Now the museum has 14 different buildings that tell the story of New Glarus. Beginning in the Hall of History, visitors learn about how nearly 100 Swiss immigrants left their homeland in Switzerland to begin a new life here in Wisconsin in 1845. 

The Swiss Historical Village Museum's different buildings focus on each part of New Glarus history. There's an authentic 1850s log cabin, an 1890s cheese factory, a one-room schoolhouse, a firehouse, a print shop, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and a replica of the town's first log church.

Inside the museum's gift shop, there's an assortment of souvenirs and books about New Glarus. Snacks and soft drinks are also available. 

Walk-ins and group tours are welcome. The museum is open May through October 15 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Swiss Historical Village
612 7th Avenue
New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2317

 

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