Winter Tour – Third Ward

Saturday, December 3 @ 11 am
Duration: 1.5 hours

HMI Members: Free  |  Non Members: $10

Ages 7-17: $2   |   Ages 6 & under: Free

Join us Saturday, December 3rd for a walking tour of the Historic Third Ward! The Historic Third Ward grew out of the ashes of an 1892 fire that destroyed an early Irish neighborhood. Guests will be guided down North Water, East Buffalo, North Broadway, East Chicago and East Erie Streets and learn about the warehouses and diverse group of industries that thrived in them. Today, the area is home to a vibrant community of trend-setting restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, theatre groups, creative businesses and condos.

After the tour, enjoy Christmas in the Ward! Shop for holiday gifts, see Santa, listen to carolers and more! See a full schedule of festivities at www.historicthirdward.org. Christmas in the Ward is put on by our friends at the Historic Third Ward Association. This is the event’s 28th year.

Arrive early and shop our store! We feature a wide variety of Milwaukee themed items, from art prints to glasses, books, magnets and more. We’ll be open at 10:30 am. We are located at 235 E. Michigan Street.

Tour meets inside the Historic Milwaukee shop at 235 E. Michigan Street at 11 am.

Space is limited. RSVP Required.

German Christmas Tour – SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 17 @ 4 pm
Duration: 1.5 hours

HMI Members: $25  |  Non Members: $30

Join us Saturday, December 17th for our first German Christmas Tour!

This tour is a variation of our famous German Heritage tour, and will travel in and around Old World Third Street with opportunities to stop inside some of our favorite buildings and shops to pick up holiday goodies along the way. Expert tour guide Bob Giese will also talk about Christmas traditions in German culture.

Tour starts at Turner Hall Ballroom and travels through Old World Third Street. If weather permits, the tour will travel across the river to City Hall and Water Street area for more history and Christmas decorations. The tour will conclude at Old German Beer Hall with a sampling of German foods (included in ticket cost).

Space is limited. RSVP Required.