Cedar Creek SettlementHistoric Cedarburg, Wisconsin is located about 30 miles north of Milwaukee and renowned as a favorite small town getaway. In 2011, Forbes Magazine named Cedarburg one of America's 11 prettiest communities. Irish and German settlers founded the community in the early 1840s, after falling in love with the picturesque countryside along Cedar Creek. As the city grew and prospered, it lost none of its original charm. Thanks to careful preservation of the city’s original structures, the downtown looks much as it did a century ago and boasts more than 200 buildings of historical significance.
Among the museums of interest are the Cedarburg General Store Museum, Woolen Mill Textile Museum and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. Pioneer Village is a living history museum with over 24 buildings and structures from the 1840 to the early 1900's era and the last remaining covered bridge in Wisconsin is also nearby. There’s a nature center and performing arts and cultural center and plenty of festivals and special events.
The Cedar Creek Settlement is located downtown Cedarburg on the banks of Cedar Creek in a restored 1864 woolen mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 30 stores, artists’ studios and restaurants are part of the Settlement. Also part of the Settlement is Cedar Creek Winery, one of the most noted small regional wineries in the United States. Tours and tastings are available every day.
Explore some seventy specialty shops, boutiques and galleries all located within Cedarburg’s lovingly preserved downtown historic district.
Chocolate FactoryHungry yet? We recommend Vintage Café and City Deli for a quick, light lunch in a charming setting. Later, you must stop in the (Original) Chocolate Factory Subs and Ice Cream for ICE CREAM! We also spent some time browsing (and sniffing) at the Java House for fresh, on-premises roasted beans and coffee.
There are two very charming period inns in Cedarburg plus hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and motels nearby.
In addition to all the interesting museums and shops, you won’t have to venture too far from town to find some great roads!