Downtown Open House - Saturday May 13, 2017, 10 AM - 5PM

The Village of New Glarus will be participating in the 2nd annual Downtown Open House event on Saturday May 13th from 10 AM - 5 PM.  Click HERE for Press Release.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Wisconsin Main Street organization, this event features more than 20 communities across the state that will open their doors to visitors with free access to historic sites, educational events, artist studios, rooftops and lofts that showcase the assets of downtown districts.  For more information on the state-wide event, click HERE!

In New Glarus, the following activities will occur during the Downtown Open House (with more to follow!):  Click HERE for Map of Events!

  • Free Admission to the Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum (for more information on the Chalet Museum, click HERE)
  • Free Admission to the Swiss Historical Village and Museum (for more information on the Swiss Historical Village and Museum, click HERE)
  • Free Self Guided Tours of the New Glarus Brewery (beer available for purchase)(for more information on the New Glarus Brewery, click HERE)
  • Free Walking Tour of New Glarus Historic Site (for Walking Tour brochure, click HERE)
  • Children's Bike Rodeo hosted by the New Glarus Chamber of Commerce and New Glarus Police Department (for more information, click HERE)
  • Free Tours of the Swiss United Church of Christ complex (the "Swiss Church")(for more information on the Swiss Church, click HERE


New Glarus was established as a Swiss Colony in 1845 and incorporated as a Village in 1901. The Village has retained its Swiss charm with Alpine-style architecture, ethnic festivals and Swiss delicacies. The Village is located in beautiful Green County in south central Wisconsin. We are just 28 miles south of Madison and 17 miles north of Monroe on State Highway 69.


  319 2nd Street
    PO Box 399
    New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2510

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed