Exterior of the cream-colored limestone Fort Crawford Military Hospital.

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.

Antique medical supplies.

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.

Bricks and ceramics recovered from excavations of Fort Crawford.

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.

Campion High School nostalgia.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Bits & Pieces
June 29, 1:30pm
Cannons at the Fort
September 12-13, 9:00am-3:00pm

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Museum Information

Museum Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2014 Season
May 1 - October 31
717 S. Beaumont Rd.,
Prairie du Chien, WI

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The Fort Crawford Museum is owned and operated by the non-profit Prairie du Chien Historical Society.