P.O. Box 347
Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121

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The Wittnebel's Tavern has arrived at Old World Wisconsin!
This is the first historic building to be brought to OWW in 25 years. The Wittnebel's Tavern was built in 1906, and continued to operate as a tavern after the end of Prohibition until 1987. In May, the tavern was transported in three sections from its original location in Old Ashipunn, WI to Old World Wisconsin. Over the next several months, it will be placed on its foundation at OWW and carefully restored to its 1934 appearance. This tavern, along with the new brewing experience building, will enhance future programming at OWW. Additionally, an outdoor beer garden will be built and this will create a comfortable space for guests to relax and enjoy drinks and food while discussing their memorable day at Old World Wisconsin.

The brew house and tavern are the 1st and 2nd phases of a multi-year project to create a new Welcome Experience at Old World Wisconsin. Old World Foundation is partnering with the Wisconsin Historical Society/Wisconsin Historical Foundation, and Museum of Beer and Brewing to raise funds for this transformative project. We will be communicating project updates on this page and in our monthly e-newsletter. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get current information.

To complete this unforgettable Welcome Experience, Old World Wisconsin needs you now! To make a gift or for more info, contact Gwen Griffin, Executive Director, Old World Foundation at (262) 594-2922 or email ggriffin@friendsoww.org .

Watch our website for information on how you can make an immediate impact on this project AND receive an invitation to an exclusive celebration at Old World Wisconsin on August 21.

The Old World Foundation office is moving! New Office, Same Committment to Old World Wisconsin!
Thanks to a donation of office space by Associated Bank, Old World Foundation is moving our office. Our physical office will be located in Burlington, but we are able to meet with Friends and supporters via Zoom, at Old World Wisconsin, or at a location that is most convenient for you. This move will give us the opportunity to increase our ability to fund more projects and programs at Old World Wisconsin. It will also give us the opportunity to connect with additional people and bring more awareness of this dynamic historic attraction.

Please use our new mailing address: P.O. Box 347, Elkhorn, WI 53121.


More Articles!

For those who have may have missed previous articles about Old World Wisconsin and Old World Foundation, we've created a convenient archive so you can catch up on the news.

  • Prohealth Care Donates Three Life-Saving AED Units to Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (April 18, 2018)
  • Growing Tradition - Old World Nurtures Heirloom Gardens. Read the article written by Old World Wisconsin historic gardener, Marcia Carmichael. (Spring 2018)
  • Target Funds Children's Activities for Autumn on the Farms at Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (August 2018)
  • Old World Foundation Announces 2018 Funding For Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (December 5, 2018)
  • Sunset Soiree Raises Funds for Historic Restoration Projects at Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (July 3, 2019)
  • OWF Announces 2018-2019 Funding For Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (November 22, 2019)
  • Preserving the Past and Bringing History to Life. Read the complete article from the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
  • OWF Announces 2019-2020 Funding for Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (December 1, 2020)

Wittnebel's Tavern

Built in 1906, Whittnebel's Tavern will be relocated to OWW this spring!

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