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Peshtigo Fire Museum, Peshtigo

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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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  • This museum hadn't been part of our original plan but we decided to stop since we were driving by. This museum was fascinating. There was a gentleman volunteer for the museum telling the history of th...  read more »
  • Lots of stuff to see in this museum. Our guide was Pauline and she knew quite a bit about the fire and trivia about the people that lived in the area at the time of the fire. Some actual artifacts fro...  read more »
  • The Peshtigo Fire Museum, which is housed in a former church, has many artifacts from the period that are interesting. There are two movies available to sit and watch about the local people, and the f...  read more »
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