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Hawks Inn & Delafield History Center

426 Wells St, Delafield, WI 53018
(262) 646-4794

Hawks Inn is a popular destination, located in the heart of downtown Delafield.  Visitors can tour the  interior of this Greek Revival Inn, built by Nelson P. Hawks and learn about the history of the Inn, described as an “unsurpassed example of an early stagecoach stop.” It was once the center of social and political life in the frontier village of Delafield, Wisconsin.

The Delafield History Center, adjacent to historic Hawks Inn, offers a collection full of fascinating information pertaining not only to Hawks Inn, but also the entire Delafield area. Rotating Art Exhibits can be viewed here with the opportunity to purchase your favorite(s) pieces of art on display. 

Open Year Round, Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon. Check website for more information about this historic landmark, Hawks Inn tours, renting the History Center for events, Art Exhibits and more!



The Delafield Segment starts by heading north alongside Cushing Park Road on a paved path where it crosses Main Street and then intersects with the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Walkway. The Trail then heads east on the walkway and crosses the north side of the Bark River and continues east to Genesee Street (CTH-C).

The segment turns south on Genesee Street and passes through downtown Delafield to Wells Street where it continues to the east and transitions to the Lake Country Recreational Trail.
It passes through a subdivision and offers views of 981-acre Nagawicka Lake. The lake lies in a pre-glacial valley, blocked in on the east and west by glacial drift.

The Trail continues eastward along the Lake Country Recreational Trail and skirts the southern edge of Naga-Waukee County Park.
The segment ends on the west side of STH-83 next to the Nagawaukee Park-and-Ride.


Delafield as viewed from Lapham Peak Tow


W329N846 County Road C
Delafield, WI 53018
The jewel of Lake Country filled with trails, woods and prairies, a butterfly garden, picnic sites, and more. As one of the units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lapham Peak is part of the Wisconsin State Park System. The area was formed more than 10,000 years ago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin.
Here, you can climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County. The park's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, and skiing on designated cross-country ski trails and cross-country skiing on lighted trails.

*Photo taken from the top of the Lapham Peak 45 foot high observation tower. 



SumerStage of Delafield

775 N Cushing Park Rd
Delafield, WI 53018

To entertain, educate and elevate!
Our mission is to provide unique ways to present performing and visual arts experiences, arts educational experiences as well as unique community outreach programs. This will be accomplished by using multiple venues throughout the calendar year.
Our goal is to provide high quality theatrical, musical, family, and workshop events at reasonable prices.
Uses of our Stage

  • performances by youth, community, and professional theatrical,

  • musical and arts groups

  • performing arts workshops

  • Friends of Lapham Peak functions

  • Wisconsin DNR functions

  • scouting functions

  • school outdoor functions

  • rental of the venue to interested outside groups

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The Smiley Barn
2420 Milwaukee Street
Delafield, Wisconsin 53018
(262) 303-9037
" A charming historic landmark, brimming with toys and fun."

Come visit us at The Smiley Barn!

The Smiley Barn is an old-fashioned toy and candy store unlike anything you've ever seen before. Come wander through our stunning historic barn exploring room after room of awesome toys!
As a small business, nothing pleases us more than creating happy childhood memories for the kids in our community.  Our team will help you find the perfect play item for your little one... something special that you can't get at the big box stores.  We hope to see you soon!

Maria & Glen Luther, Owners

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday - Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Curbside Pickup Also Available



775 N Cushing Park Rd
Delafield, WI 53018

At the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War in 1863, Delafield native First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing fell at the young age of 22. It was in on Memorial Day in 1915, Cushing Memorial Park was dedicated and a monument erected to honor Alonzo Cushing as well as his two heroic brothers, William and Howard.
Today, Cushing Memorial Park is an 8.8-acre park that has been developed into an attraction for people of all ages. The Fort Cushing play area, coupled with the last stops on the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, has realized much of the potential that this historic park has to offer. The natural beauty of the Bark River, adjacent wetlands, and mature trees provide a picturesque setting. It also serves as a vital connector hub for trails that connect adjacent neighborhoods to the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, Lake Country Recreational Trail and the new Cushing road bike path leading to Lapham Park. Public restrooms make it accessible for large and small groups to spend the day at the park.

The City of Delafield welcomed thousands of visitors during the Memorial Weekend in 2015 during the 100th Anniversary of Cushing Memorial Park.  A 5 day citywide event  included parades, meeting descendants of the Cushing Family, viewing the actual Medal of Honor, experiencing an encampment and more.


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440 Wells St , Basement Suite
Delafield WI 53018
(262) 303-4133
*No Admission Charge, Donations Accepted

The Civil War Museum of Delafield, 528 Wells St., Suite F, is located next to Delafield's store location of Wheel & Sprocket.

Visit their website for hours of operation and a complete list of presentations, events, photographs, blog and schedule. 
The museum features military strategies, tactics and leaders of the war, and a collection of maps and artifacts, providing an educational experience about the Civil War era.
Along with a painted map of the major battles of the Civil War, the museum also has interactive tables with miniature soldiers to show how battles were fought and who attacked and retreated in battles like Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg and others.

Just steps away from The Civil War Museum, stop by The Delafield History Center and Hawks Inn for more history lessons about Delafield, our wartime heros, and more!


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1101 Genesee Street | Delafield, WI 53018
 1-800-SJ-CADET (1-800-752-2338)

Since 1884, St. John’s Northwestern Academies has served as an independent, private college preparatory school in Delafield, Wisconsin. We offer both boarding and day school for aspiring boys and girls from middle school through high school along with post graduate programs.
Our mission at SJNA is to educate and develop young men and women to be responsible citizens, as well as moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to take advantage of today and tomorrow’s opportunities. SJNA founder Sydney Smythe felt that "the way to get the most out of a student is to make them reach just a little farther than they had supposed their arms could stretch."
Through a strategic partnership with DME Academy, out of Daytona, Florida - SJNA now offers a unique pathway for student-athletes that demand more from their athletic and academic experiences.

To learn more or to schedule a visit, tour the campus, call (800) 752-2338 for more information.


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400 Main Street
Downtown Delafield
The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk winds along the Bark River for 3/4 mile between St. John's Pond and Cushing Memorial Park.
Along the way are nine separate war memorial sites, a bridge, the entry plaza, two ecological
information areas, and a Peace Garden. 
The Riverwalk honors veterans of U.S. wars through the centuries. 

Purchase Veterans Memorial Walkway Bricks 
Bricks from individuals, families, military units, or non-profit agencies will be placed within individual memorial sites.
Business and corporate sponsorship's are encouraged and will be placed at the main entry and priced accordingly. The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk is a 501 (c)(3) organization. All contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk Board retains the right of final approval and placement of all engravings. 


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Old World Wisconsin

Delafield Fish Hatchery

The Bark River
The Bark River is a tributary of the Rock River, about 67.5 miles (108.6 km) long. By land, head to Downtown Delafield and walk along the river on paths and trails down to Cushing Memorial park. 

Delafield Farmers Market




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