Photo by Neil Giffey

The Dodge Mining Camp Cabin is a great glimpse into the minds, daily lives and building practices of the people who settled in the lead region of Southwest Wisconsin. “The cabin, built in 1827, has been designated Iowa County’s oldest building. The interpretive center documents the story of Governor Henry Dodge, the Black Hawk War, the crude beginnings of lead mining in Iowa County, and the actual construction handiwork of lead miners more than 170 years ago”*.

*taken from The Hidden Valley of Southwest Wisconsin @2012.
Location: 205 E Fountain St., Dodgeville, WI 53533
Open by appointment only.
Call (608) 935-7694 to arrange your visit
or email