Special Tours

North Point Light House and Neighborhood

Sunday, October 26th @1pmnorthpointlighthouse

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

Non-Members: $25

-Price includes admission to North Point Lighthouse-

Click here to book online!


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.

HMI Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

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


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


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


Click here to book the tour!

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.