Schumacher Farm Park

Where Dane County's Rural Heritage Comes Alive.

Contact Us

  •   Phone: 608-849-4559
  •   Email: 
  •   Office Hours: Office staff are typically on-site Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays
  •   Location: 5682 Hwy 19  Waunakee, WI  53597 

Grounds and Trail Hours

Trails remain open. Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. A kiosk near the granary has information about the buildings and special events.

Trail Map

Historic Building Hours

The house, barn and other historic buildings are open during events and by appointment only. Please check the Calendar of Events or contact the park office.

Building Map


Year-Round Trails and Grounds: Free 
Special Events, Workshops and Tours: See Calendar of Events for fees or contact the park office.    


Tours are offered as part of scheduled educational programs, park events and by special request. See the calendar of events or contact the Park office to schedule a tour for your group.


Schumacher Farm Park is located on the top of a hill on County Hwy 19 just east of Waunakee, WI. 
From the East: We are across the highway from the Industrial park water tower, which you will see as you are coming into Waunakee on Hwy 19. 
From the West: We are located just past the intersection of Hwy 19 and Q/Schumacher Road. Take the next left.


The Center for Rural History has paved parking areas and is an ADA compliant building. There is also a small lot for handicapped parking available next to the farmhouse. The house itself is not handicapped accessible by modern standards. There is, however, a flat gravel walkway and a wheelchair ramp leading up to the house. The grounds are grass with uneven footing. Please be careful.