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skywaulkeeSkywaukee Tours Start October 25th!

Skywaukee is Historic Milwaukee, Inc.’s winter walking tour. Explore the history of the streets of Milwaukee while remaining indoors! A certified HMI tour guide will lead you through Milwaukee’s skywalk system while giving you the architectural and cultural history of many significant Milwaukee landmarks.

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South Side Churches

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sunday, November 2nd, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


This special tour sold out in Spring, so we brought it back for Fall!

Explore Milwaukee’s south side with tour guide Judy Wimmer to learn how “old world” architecture united with American design traditions and building materials to create new places of worship for Milwaukee’s early immigrants. Tour-goers will learn about the smaller, immigrant churches built in the mid to late 19th century and how Milwaukee’s evolving ethnic composition transformed the use of each building.
This walking tour celebrates the great migration of people that made the United States a “melting pot” and will give tour goers a deeper insight into the motives of the ethnic communities who built these extraordinary churches.
When possible, tour-goers will enter 1-2 of these special places. We ask that all tour-goers respect their surroundings at all times.
Meet: Meet tour guide Judy Wimmer in front of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 735 West Washington Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204 at 1 PM.

HMI Members: $10

Non-Members: $20


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Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee's history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy. HMI is an affiliated member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Visit Milwaukee.