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Peshtigo, Wisconsin: Great Peshtigo Fire Museum and Mass Grave Team Field Report

Peshtigo Fire Museum

400 Oconto Ave., Peshtigo, WI
Peshtigo Fire Museum. From US-41 coming from the south, turn left on Ellis Avenue. The museum is at the corner of Ellis and Oconto with the cemetery adjacent. Several signs in the town point the way.
Museum: May-Oct. daily 10-4. Cemetery gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, donations welcome.
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Peshtigo Fire.

Great Peshtigo Fire Museum and Mass Grave

America's most deadly forest fire was bad enough, but it happened on the same night as another fire that grabbed all the headlines. Colorful fire memorial outside the museum, and mass grave in the adjacent cemetery. Report... [04/30/2008]

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Great Peshtigo Fire monument.

Great Peshtigo Fire Museum and Mass Grave

The old wooden flames monument has been replaced by a new stone one. It will be dedicated on October 8, 2021 on the 150th anniversary of the fire.

[Ladona Smith, 09/19/2021]
Great Peshtigo Fire Museum and Mass Grave

Free to get in, but donations are accepted. A great place to stop (right off Hwy 41) for an hour to explore the cemetery and museum. A great piece of forgotten American history.

[Adam Limpert, 06/23/2017]

Yes, the Fire Museum is in an old church.

Peshtigo Fire Museum

Museum remembering America's most disastrous forest fire.

[M. Wood, 06/29/2010]

And yes, the Great Peshtigo Fire Museum is in an old church.

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