Historic Sites

Founded in 1836, Beloit boasts historic sites, beautiful buildings, and other unique attractions!

Whether you’re a history buff or you’re just looking for some great Instagram photos, Beloit’s historic sites are the place to be! Authentic 19th century attractions include a restored mill, historic houses, and learning centers. You are welcome to tour the attractions, shop at gift stores, and learn the history behind the site.

Speaking of historic sites, a visit to Beloit College’s 40-acre wooded campus is highly recommended. Check out all twenty-eight buildings on campus, some built as early as the 1840s, and the ancient effigy mounds. Take a relaxing walk through the winding pathways and spot the Beloiter bunnies, squirrels, and chipmunks!

The oldest private college in Wisconsin is also home to two museums – The Logan Museum of Anthropology and The Wright Museum of Art. Both are open to the public.

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Click here to see a historic timeline!

Beckman Mill

11600 S. Cty. Hwy. H
Beloit, WI 53511
P: (608) 751-1551
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With the area as a result of Friends of Beckman Mill, Inc efforts, it offers for a variety of events to take place. The volunteer group is responsible for the restoration of the mill and other attractions.


Beloit College

700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
P: (608) 363-2301
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Their commitment to curricular innovation, first-year initiatives and international programs, the tradition of student-teacher collaborations contributes to the lively intellectual community.


Bushnell Wheeler House

542 Wheeler Ave.
South Beloit, IL 61080-2016
P: (815) 389-1514
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The home is open to the public twice a year, the final Sunday in June for their annual Ice Cream Social and the Friday, Saturday & Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.


Macktown Living History Education Center

2221 Freeport Rd.
Rockton, IL 61072
P: (815) 624-4200
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On a forested bluff overlooking the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers are the remnants of Winnebago County's earliest settlement. Founded in the mid-1830's, Macktown has fun historical events and is open for tours.