The Federal Courthouse is an outstanding example of Richardson Romanesque Revival architecture.
The Federal Courthouse is an outstanding example of Richardson Romanesque Revival architecture. Constructed during the 1890s, a major renovation in the 1990s highlights elements of the architectural style. Areas of interest include the 5 story atrium, the ceremonial courtroom (one of the original courtrooms in the building) and the 1990s centennial courtroom. In addition to the federal courts, this building houses Senator Ron Johnson’s office and several federal agencies including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Secret Service and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Doors Open Day Program
Civics-Education Presentations in the Historic Courtroom (Rm. 321)
Please join us in the Historic Courtroom for informative presentations about the Federal Justice System. Learn about the important work we’re doing in service to the community.
- Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Marshals Service
- U.S. Attorney’s Office
- Federal Defender Services
- U.S. Probation Office
10:30 am U.S. Courts
10:50 am U.S. Marshal’s Service
11:10 am U.S. Attorney’s Office
11:30 am U.S. Courts
11:50 am Federal Defender Services
12:10 pm U.S. Probation Office
1:20 pm U.S. Marshal’s Service
1:40 pm U.S. Attorney’s Office
2:00 pm U.S. Courts
2:20 pm Federal Defender Services
2:40 pm U. S. Probation Office
Architecture Tours and Presentations
The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is one of the area’s finest examples of the Richardson Romanesque Revival architecture style.
We invite you to learn about the building’s history and design in guided tours and architecture presentations.
*Tours are every 20 minutes on the hour starting at 10:20 a.m.
Atrium Architecture Tour Building Atrium
Family Architecture Tour Room 398
Ceremonial Courtroom Room 390
Centennial Courtroom Room 320
Family Fun in the Jury Assembly Room (Rm. 398)
Join us for fun and educational activities for our young visitors.
- Family Architecture Tour
- Kid’s Scavenger Hunt and Court-Themed Photo Station
- We are a DOMKE “family passport” site
Video Learning Station (Rm. 398)
Enjoy a selection of informative videos about the Federal Justice System. Learn about the judiciary, the rule of law, and jury service.
Senator Johnson’s Office Open House (Rm. 408)
Stop by his Milwaukee Office to learn about the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.
- Pick up your free pocket Constitution.
- Take a photo at the Senator’s desk.
517 E Wisconsin Ave
10 am - 5 pm
Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted
Fully wheelchair accessible