Discover Prairie du Chien: 1814-2014
This year is the 200th anniversary of the 1814 Battle of Prairie du Chien — the only battle of the War of 1812 to take place in what is now Wisconsin. Visit the Fort Crawford Museum from May through October for a self-guided tour including a special War of 1812 exhibit, or attend one of our upcoming events to commemorate the bicentennial and explore the history of the centuries since.
See the Tools of Frontier Medicine
Learn how army surgeon William Beaumont pioneered the study of human digestion through his experiments at the Fort Crawford Military Hospital. Next, discover Civil War Medicine and the history of the Swift U.S. Army Hospital in an award winning exhibit.
Explore Wisconsin's Military History
Surround yourself with the artifacts uncovered from the site of old Fort Crawford as you follow the story of the Black Hawk War and its participants, including Zachary Taylor and Jefferson Davis.
Delve into Prairie du Chien's Past
See how Wisconsin's second oldest city grew from a frontier fur trading village into a midwestern rivertown as you encounter exhibits on local schools, historic businesses, and the coming of the railroad.
- Bits & Pieces
- June 29, 1:30pm
- Cannons at the Fort
- September 12-13, 9:00am-3:00pm
- Museum Hours
- 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- 2014 Season
- May 1 - October 31
- 717 S. Beaumont Rd.,
Prairie du Chien, WI