Mukwonago Sites and Scenes

 

East Troy Electric Rail Road
East Troy Electric Railroad Experience living history at one of Wisconsin’s landmark railroads! In the days before urban sprawl, highway congestion, paved roads and automobiles, people got around town by trolley. While all but gone from most American cities, the East Troy Railroad Museum preserves a unique part of the 19th and 20th century history for all to experience, learn from and enjoy. The railroad runs between East Troy and Mukwonago with a local train stop at the Elegant Farmer. To obtain more information about scheduled trolley departures, dining by rail, pizza train or museum special events visit www.easttroyrr.org or call 262-642-3263.
Mukwonago Museum – Red Brick House Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Red Brick House is home to the Mukwonago Museum, which preserves the Mukwonago area’s culture for future generations. Guests can explore the interior of Waukesha County’s first brick house, walk through the Grutzmacher wing, view Native American artifacts, and trace the history of Mukwonago through the period rooms. The museum is located in the heart of the village at 103 Main Street. For hours and more information visit www.mukwonagomuseum.org or call 262-363-6413.
Mukwonago Red Brick Museum
Pieper Porch Winery
Pieper Porch Winery & Vineyard Visit this family owned and operated winery located on River Road in the Town of Mukwonago. Situated on 11 acres of open woods overlooking the Vernon Marsh.  They offer a wide range of wine including River Road Red and tasty Lemon Wine, which is great for the Wisconsin summer. Open May through December; Fri., Sat., Sun., and most Holidays from 11 am to 5 pm.  January through April open by appointment only.  For hours and more information visit www.pieperporchwines.com  or call 262-349-9092.

The Elegant Farmer

Hailed by Gourmet MagazineWall Street JournalPaula Dean MagazineMilwaukee Magazine and the Food Network for its delicious pies, The Elegant Farmer’s Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag has been its signature item for decades baking more than a quarter of a million pies per year.  Come visit The Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main Street, Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago to find hundreds of homemade specialty foods in its Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market including its signature CiderBaked Ham, fruity applesauces, jumbo muffins & cookies, gourmet popping corn, Blue Ribbon cheeses, seasonal fruits & vegetables and much, much more.  The Elegant Farmer hosts monthly family friendly events including its apple picking Autumn Harvest Fest, Old Fashioned Farm Fair with pie eating contests, Wisconsin Cheesemakers Train featuring award-winning cheesemakers on board showcasing their local cheeses and many other annual fun events.   Open year round 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  For more information visit www.elegantfarmer.com or call 262-363-6771.

Mukwonago – Rich In History

Many people from Mukwonago are long-time residents. Many are from families whose parents and grandparents also lived here. It is common to walk in to any local coffee shop and start up a friendly conversation with someone who has or knows the history of this great area. And as new businesses or residents come to stay here, they quickly learn the deep, rich heritage and pride that manifests here. “Come, play, work and stay” could be the motto for Mukwonago as many folks do just that. We have streets named after founding leaders and other streets named after famous astronauts and space flights. There is even a group of folks nearing eighty years old who re-connect regularly for Mukwonago grade-school reunion celebrations. For more details about the history and legends of Mukwonago, please contact: The Red Brick Historical Museum The Mukwonago Chief Newspaper Mukwonago Community Library Alice Baker Memorial Library