Plymouth Church, formed in 1841, moved to this building in 1913.

Alexander Eschweiler, who designed many prominent houses and buildings throughout Milwaukee, served as the architect of the original building. His design harkened back to an older pastoral age, replicating the image of an old English church. The beautiful sanctuary is notable for its nine Tiffany windows. There is artwork throughout the building, as well as beautifully crafted nooks and crannies that are a nod to days past.

The congregation undertook a significant renovation of the Eschweiler portion of the church in 2013. Vince Micha of Kubala Washatko Architects led the project. An elevator and accessible bathrooms were added, and adaptations were made to the entryway and other elements to meet contemporary needs. Plymouth received a Mayor’s Design Award for the renovation project.

Plymouth Church is home not just to the Plymouth congregation, but to Shir Hadash Progressive Jewish Community and Milestones Programs for Children. The building frequently hosts Pink Umbrella accessible theatre productions, musical performances by UWM music students and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, and many other community groups and sports groups. They are also a popular venue for weddings!

Most importantly, Plymouth is intentionally:

  • Affirming of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Welcoming of diversity in all its forms
  • Accessible via our redesigned building
  • Respectful of the indigenous caretakers on whose land Plymouth Church resides

2717 East Hampshire Street

Saturday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
11 am - 5 pm

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Handicapped Accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible


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