Located just 15 miles southeast of Madison, Stoughton, Wisconsin wins over residents with its unique Norwegian heritage, natural Lake Kegonsa beauty and small town charm.


Where heritage makes a home.

Located just 15 miles southeast of Madison, Stoughton is known for its Norwegian heritage, boutique shopping and fantastic local eateries. Enjoy an authentic Norwegian meal at the Sons of Norway Lodge, visit locally-owned shops and galleries located within historic 19th century buildings or see musical and theatrical performers from around the world at the iconic Stoughton Opera House. From Art Walk Stoughton to the Victorian Holiday Festival, Stoughton hosts a handful of lively annual events and festivals that keep local families active and entertained all year long.

Stoughton families spend 80-degree summer days on Lake Kegonsa’s beaches and Wisconsin’s blustery winters sledding and sipping hot cocoa in a Main St. café.

From lakeside cottages and modern apartments to the historic homes of nearby Pleasant Springs, you can can find more than 20 distinct Stoughton neighborhoods on

Three elementary schools, a middle school and high school campus offer local students a high quality education. Stoughton’s school system regularly outperforms the statewide test score average.

Conveniently located on Highway 51, Stoughton is just a 20-minute drive to Madison. The city also boasts a small airport, Matson Field, only two miles from downtown.

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Stoughton is the birthplace of the coffee break.

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