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888-294-1082

 

421 Main Street

Delafield, WI 53018

Tourism Director, Deb Smith

Email: council@visitdelafield.org

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Cushing Memorial Park & Play Structure

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 held around the city included parades, meeting descendants of the Cushing Family, viewing the actual Medal of Honor, experiencing an encampment and more.

Delafield is an Ice Age Trail Community!

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.

Hawks Inn & The Delafield History Center

426 Wells Street
Delafield, WI
262-646-4794
HawksInn@wi.rr.com
Mailing Address:
Hawks Inn Historical Society
P.O. Box 180104
Delafield, WI 53018

This Greek Revival Inn, built by Nelson P. Hawks, has been described as an “unsurpassed example of an early stagecoach stop.” It was the center of social and political life in the frontier village of Delafield, Wisconsin. Built two years before Wisconsin became a state, Hawks Inn welcomed farmers in search of a homestead, trappers, traders, territorial politicians, and miners in search of a strike in the lead mines of western Wisconsin.

Renovated and refurbished as a historic site, Hawks Inn is a Wisconsin Landmark on the National Register of Historic Sites and open for public tours. Modern visitors will find it easy to imagine themselves as pioneer travelers when they step across the threshold of Delafield’s historic Hawks Inn.

The Hawks Inn provides a beautiful setting for events and classes.  Also produced at the Inn through the winter is Summer Stage of Delafield's indoor Winter Music Series. 

Visit the Hawks Inn website or stop in from May to October to view hundreds of photographs that have been lovingly archived. 

Donations accepted and very much welcome.  Your generosity, through membership or donations aid in keeping this historical treasure updated so future generations can learn about history in Delafield, "back in the day".

Kettle Moraine State Forest- Lapham Peak Unit

W329N846 County Road C

Delafield, WI 53018

262-646-3025

 

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 skijoring on non-designated cross-country ski trails and cross-country skiing on lighted trails.

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI 53119

Phone: 262-594-6301

Fax: 262-594-6342

 

Stay in Delafield, but travel back in time to celebrate Wisconsin's harvest-time celebrations including Autumn on the Farm, Vintage Baseball, and an Old Time County Fair at this outdoor museum that recreates pioneer days. Old World Wisconsin is an outdoor interactive history museum that reenacts the life and times of 19th century Wisconsin pioneers and immigrants. The grounds feature 65 historic buildings, each with engaging, fully costumed volunteers who demonstrate hands-on techniques and processes from the period.

 

For open days and hours, please visit their website.

St. John's Northwestern Military Academy

1101 Genesee Street | Delafield, WI 53018

 1-800-SJ-CADET (1-800-752-2338)

St. John's Northwestern Military Academy is a private, college preparatory and leadership development school that combines personalized academic instruction, mandatory participation in athletics, ongoing instruction in ethics and values, and a structured, military-style environment that together allows students an opportunity to achieve at their full potential. Our goal is to prepare cadets for success in life by instilling in them a solid work ethic, an understanding of the value of integrity and teamwork, and the ability to think critically, communicate well, and function in a diverse and ever-changing world.

Since 1884, the school has been developing the minds and shaping the character of young men from around the country and around the world, many of whom have gone on to achieve great success. Our alumni include heads of state, key business leaders, professional athletes, accomplished artists, statesmen and politicians, and a variety of others who have made important contributions to a broad spectrum of society.

Beginning in summer 2018, the Academy will welcome young women into its full academic and summer program offerings.

The Academy is principally a boarding school for grades 7 through 12, but has an active day program for those grades as well.

To learn more or to schedule a visit, tour our website and call us at (800) 752-2338 for more information.   

SummerStage of Delafield

SummerStage is Waukesha County’s only outdoor performing arts theater. Our stage is located in and idyllic setting in the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Delafield, Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide unique ways to present performing and visual arts experiences, educational arts experiences, and community outreach programs.  We provide multiple forms of the arts including our Broadway Series, Music Series, and Family Series events.  We also provide youth educational opportunities with our Summer Theater Camps. 

 

*Delafield Promotion & Tourism is the proud Premier Sponsor for the SummerStage of Delafield 2018 season!

Ten Chimneys

Foundation Line: 262-968-4161
Fax: 262-968-4267
Reservations Line: 262-968-4110

 

Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theater legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum and national resource for theater, arts, and arts education.

Since its establishment in 1996, Ten Chimneys Foundation has held a progressive view of Ten Chimneys as more than a great museum — as a relevant inspiration for visitors and a beacon and resource for American theatre.  In addition to the estate’s rich history, the Foundation is nationally renowned for its Programs for American Theatre and Programs for the Public.

During the tour season, our reservations line is staffed Monday through Saturday from 9am - 4pm and Sundays from 12pm-4pm. During other times of the year, the line is staffed during regular business hours.

Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk

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. 

How do I 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. Contact George Finch at 262-646-3245 for ordering information.

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