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Downtown Tour

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

This unique tour of our most prestigious downtown buildings starts at the Mackie Building and ends at the Milwaukee Art Museum to view its stunning architecture. All participants are required to wear masks to participate in the tour. HMI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule due to extreme/inclement weather or COVID-19 cases in our…

Free – $15
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RiverWalk Tour

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

Discover the design concepts used to create the RiverWalk’s path and enjoy sculptures dotting the landscape.  This tour also highlights the architecturally significant buildings that flank the Milwaukee River.

Free – $15

History of Milwaukee Drag Virtual Book Talk

Join historians Michail Takach and B.J. Daniels for a virtual book talk. The event is free, please RSVP for Zoom information.  For more than a century, drag has been an unstoppable force in Milwaukee nightlife. On June 7, 1884, “The Only Leon” brought the fine art of female impersonation to the Grand Opera Hall, launching…

Free
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HOP Streetcar Tour

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

Explore Milwaukee’s distant and more recent past while enjoying a smooth ride on the new HOP streetcar. From historic commercial architecture to mid-century urbanism and highway building, this tour will explore the threads of development that have led to the installation of the streetcar as well as additional growth in Downtown. The tour is handicap…

$10 – $15
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Water to Westown

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

Explore downtown west of the Milwaukee River including theaters, civic and commercial buildings along N. Water Street and N. Broadway.

Free – $15
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Downtown Tour

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

This unique tour of our most prestigious downtown buildings starts at the Mackie Building and ends at the Milwaukee Art Museum to view its stunning architecture. All participants are required to wear masks to participate in the tour. HMI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule due to extreme/inclement weather or COVID-19 cases in our…

Free – $15
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Historic Third Ward Tour

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

Learn about the area’s early immigrant settlers and explore the warehouses that once housed a diverse group of industries. Today, the area is home to trend-setting businesses. Starting location: Historic Milwaukee, Inc. Ending location: Milwaukee Public Market

Free – $15
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Wisconsin Avenue Churches Tour

St. James Episcopal Church 833 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Join Historic Milwaukee tour guide, Judy Wimmer, Ph.D. Nineteenth Century American Religions, for a walking tour of churches in downtown Milwaukee. The tour will include grand churches in the Gothic Revival and Northern European Gothic traditions, Lombard and Victorian Romanesque and Byzantine Revival, constructed as early as the late 1860s through the 1920s, reflecting different…

$10 – $20
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Downtown Tour

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

This unique tour of our most prestigious downtown buildings starts at the Mackie Building and ends at the Milwaukee Art Museum to view its stunning architecture. All participants are required to wear masks to participate in the tour. HMI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule due to extreme/inclement weather or COVID-19 cases in our…

Free – $15
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Lulu & Rocky Family Tour

Historic Milwaukee 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

Lulu & her cousin, Rocky, enjoyed Milwaukee and now you can too! See some of the great sites from the book, Lulu and Rocky in Milwaukee, and explore more about Milwaukee history and architecture. Recommended for kids 6-10 years old and their families.

$2 – $10