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Peshtigo Fire Museum, Peshtigo

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The Peshtigo Fire Museum is a museum in Peshtigo, Wisconsin pertaining to the 1871 Peshtigo Fire and to other local history. There were 11,555 visitors to the museum in 2000. The museum is located adjacent to the Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, where the charred remains of over 350 people were buried in a mass grave. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The memorial at the cemetery was the first official state historical marker authorized by the State Historic Society of Wisconsin.
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  • Having researched the area this was on our list of things to do and we were not disappointed. The site encompasses the town grave yard which has excellent interpretation to tell this tragic story and ...  more »
  • We were staying in the Green Bay area last week and checked out this Peshtigo Fire Museum. This museum tells the story of this tragic historic Peshtigo fire well, but also covers much more! Many artif...  more »
  • This is a great collection of artifacts, mainly from the late 1800's through the 1940's, though it felt a lot like walking through an antique shop. We did see some things we had never seen before, so ...  more »
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  • Very interesting and neat. Was the worst fire in United States history. Was 39 States. 1871. Entire city etc...gone in less than 1 hour.
  • This is a great musium discussing the Peshtigo fire which claimed more lives than the Chicago fire. Besides the history of the fire, this musium has interesting historical objects used in everyday life in the 1800s such as railroad lanterns, switches, and signals. Also kitchen, school, and general store supplies. They have a neat collection of handmade blankets and spectacles. The Peshtigo fire musium is a must see for any traveler! *museum close to highway
  • I learned a lot about this tragic event that I had not previously even heard about. The artifacts are really neat and the individuals' stories were moving.
  • The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable, the collection is interesting, and the stories are heartbreaking.
  • Interesting information about catastrophic fire at the same time as Chicago fire 1871

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