Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has partnered with the North Point Lighthouse to offer this special tour on October 26!
This fall walking tour will travel through the North Point neighborhood, the oldest section of Milwaukee’s Upper East Side, and end with admission to the North Point Lighthouse!
The North Point neighborhood is known for its intact early twentieth century architecture and historical importance. Highlights of the tour include: North Point Water Tower, St. Mary’s Hospital, Frederick C. Bogk house (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), Gustav Trostel Mansion, William Osborne Goodrich House and more!
The North Point Lighthouse, located within Lake Park is a historic, maritime “treasure.” Guests can look forward to visiting this beautifuly preserved and restored 74-foot lighthouse tower and two and half story wood-frame Queen Anne-style Keeper’s Quarters. Lighthouse docents will be available.
Visit www.northpointlighthouse.org for more information on the North Point Lighthouse.
HMI Members: $15
-Price includes admission to North Point Lighthouse-
Forest Home Cemetery Tour – SOLD OUT!!!!
Friday, October 31, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
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.
HMI Members: $10
There will be NO waiting list for this special tour. NO EXCEPTIONS.
South Side Churches
Sunday, November 2nd, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This special tour sold out in Spring, so we brought it back for Fall!
HMI Members: $10
Saturdays at 1pm, October 25th – December 13, 2014 and January 3- May 9, 2015
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.
Stay warm and have fun!
Skywaukee is scheduled for every Saturday at 1pm October 25th – December 13th 2014 & January 5th – May 9th 2015 (No Tour given during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade) Tour meets at the T.J. Maxx entrance of the Plankinton Building. (161 W. Wisconsin Ave.). Guests walk entire length of tour.
HMI Members: $0.00
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.