About General Admission
Step into the original meeting place of the Wisconsin state legislature, explore the state’s territorial beginnings, and experience the founding of its government. Visit two historic structures used during the first meetings of the legislature and the surrounding grounds. Explore exhibits and immerse yourself in the world of these founders, walking through the buildings where the framework for Wisconsin statehood was crafted. Enter the Council House where Wisconsin history was made and Madison was chosen as Wisconsin's state capital and explore the Court House where the state legislators were housed during these early sessions.
About the Location
First Capitol preserves the site and buildings used during the founding of Wisconsin’s government. On July 4, 1836, Wisconsin Territory came into existence, and in just 46 days at the First Capitol site, this legislature put over 40 laws on the books which established a judicial system, called for roads and railroads, and established Madison as the permanent capital city.
First Capitol Historic Site
18904 County Highway G
Belmont, WI 53510
The site is mostly accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
For more information, please contact the Box Office at (608) 264-4848 or email@example.com.