Special Tours

Forest Home Cemetery Tour – SOLD OUT!!!!

Friday, October 31, 5:00 to 6:30 pm  forest homw

Take a spooky tour of the historic Forest Home Cemetery with HMI expert tour guide Bob Giese!

Located in the city’s Lincoln Village neighborhood, Forest Home Cemetery is the resting place of many influential Milwaukeeans including Byron Kilbourn, the Davidson Brothers, Guido Pfister, Mayor George Walker, and Beer Barons Pabst, Schlitz, and Blatz. The cemetery was first used in 1850, and has grown to 200 acres.

This tour has a limited capacity and will sell out quickly. Tickets will be sold exclusively online on a first come first served basis. There will be NO waiting list for this special tour, so buy your tickets right away!

Historic Milwaukee is thankful for its longstanding relationship with Forest Home Cemetery. Tour goers are encouraged to enjoy this light-hearted tour while also respecting their historic surroundings and those resting there.

Meet: Meet guide at Forest Home Cemetery entrance, 2405 W Forest Home Avenue at 5 PM.

There will be NO waiting list for this special tour. NO EXCEPTIONS.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


South Side Churches

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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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.