Historic Turner Hall has been at the center of Milwaukee's political, community, and cultural life since its inauguration in 1883.
The finest remaining example of a grand building constructed of “cream city brick,” Turner Hall is the headquarters of the Milwaukee Turners, the city’s oldest civic organization. Famous for its evocative ballroom and beautifully decorated restaurant, Turner Hall also has the nation’s most historic continuously operating gymnasium. Monuments, paintings, stained-glass windows, and other decorative elements speak to great events in our city’s history ranging from the Civil War and the rise of the Socialist Party to the roots of “Tin Pan Alley” and the fight against fascism before and during World War II.
Check out Turner Hall featured in Shepherd Express: 1) Milwaukee Turners Where Cream City’s History Meets the Future & 2) ‘Poised to do Great Things’ an interview with Emilio de Torre.