Walking Tours

Walking Tour Fees

  • $10.00 Non-Members
  • FREE for HMI Members
  • $2.00 ages 7-17
  • FREE Children under 6

No Reservations necessary except for groups of 10 or more!
Call HMI to reserve for a group of 10 or more: 414-277-7795

skywalkSkywaukee 

January 4-May 10, 2014

Saturdays at 1pm* 

Time: 1.3 hours

The Tour: The second floor level and the glass windows of the skywalk reveal a different view of Milwaukee’s architecture and river without having to talk above street noise and bear the winter cold. Explore the early history of Milwaukee as seen from the modern skywalk system.

Where to Meet: Meet in front of the Plankinton Statue on the street level lobby in the Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.

*No tours offered during the St. Patrick’s Day parade

 

Historic Third Ward

June 1 – October 12**

Saturdays at 11 am

Time: 1.5 hours

The Tour: Tour the historic hip Third Ward!

Where to Meet: Meet in front of the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 North Water Street at the corner of Water and St. Paul.

 

Brady Street

June 1 – October 12**

Saturdays at 1:30 pm

Time: 1.5 hours

The Tour: From its Polish and Italian roots to the counter culture of the 60′s and 70′s, tour this vibrant bohemian East Side neighborhood.

Where to Meet: Meet at the northeast corner of Humboldt Avenue and Brady Street in front of St. Hedwig’s Church.

 

North Point Mansions

June 2 – October 12**

Sundays at 1:30 pm

Time: 1.5 hours

The Tour: See the impressive mansions in the North Point neighborhood from Tudors to Wright’s architecture, and learn about the people who once lived there.

Where to Meet: Meet at the fountain near the southeast corner of North Avenue and Lake Drive.

**No tours offered during the Milwaukee Air Show

 

Downtown Thru the Eras

June 1 – October 12

Daily at 10 am

Time: 1.5 hours

The Tour: Tour Milwaukee’s architecture through the eras, beginning at the Plankinton Arcade and ending at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Where to Meet: Meet in front of the Plankinton Statue on the street level lobby in the shops of Grand Ave at 161 West Wisconsin Avenue.

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.