Stonefield

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Village of Cassville

Stonefield

12195 County Hwy VV
Cassville, WI 53806

(608) 725-5210

stonefield.wisconsinhistory.org

The home of Nelson Dewey, first governor of Wisconsin, was designated as a historic site in 1954 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was deemed a place that would celebrate Wisconsin’s rich agricultural heritage. By 1961 the more than 30 buildings that make up Stonefield were constructed and opened, offering visitors a historic perspective of farm life in rural Wisconsin. In 1971 a new building raised on the foundations of Dewey’s original sheep barn opened as the State Agricultural Museum. Today it houses Wisconsin’s largest collection of farm tools, models and machinery detailing the state’s agricultural past. Stonefield continues to enlighten us about the turn-of-the-20th-century technology, the agricultural community that cultivated Wisconsin’s growth and the colorful characters that helped make the state become “America’s Dairyland.” Daily guided tours of the Nelson Dewey Home, the State Agricultural Museum, and the 1901 Progressive Farmstead share the site’s history as well as the period of great change from about 1890 to 1910. Plan a minimum of two and a half hours to tour the entire site.