About the Neighborhood
Once a stop on the Underground Railroad and a thriving hub for African Americans, Lindsay Heights boasts a collective of businesses, community organizations, and neighbors who are leading Milwaukee in revitilization efforts through food, wellness, and entrepreneurship.
Places to Visit
Coffee Makes You Black is a ‘cultural café' that embraces culture of the African diaspora. People of all ethnic backgrounds are invited to come to a warm welcoming atmosphere.
The Fondy Farmers Market is a century old market and Milwaukee’s largest and most diverse farmers market, as well as the springboard for Fondy Food Center’s healthy food efforts. The open air market creates space for the community—shoppers of all ages, organization representatives, artists, and performers—to connect with each other, and the more than 40 farmers and local food producers who sell at the Market from May through November. Tens of thousands of shoppers visit the market each year —primarily drawing from on Milwaukee’s North Side, but welcoming visitors from across the region.
Alice’s Garden provides models of regenerative farming, community cultural development, and economic agricultural enterprises for the global landscape. The Garden recognizes the cultivating, preparing, and preserving of food, and food traditions, as cultural arts to be reclaimed and celebrated fully in urban agriculture.
Guidelines for Visiting Neighborhoods
While Historic Milwaukee is not opening buildings and sites to tour this year, we still encourage you to visit these recommended neighborhood locations for self-guided experiences. When visiting neighborhood locations please follow the mask ordinance - wear a mask and maintain social distance and respect residents and neighbors.
Special thanks to artist CK Ledesma who designed and created the Doors Open Neighborhoods Activity pages. Thanks also to the neighborhood leaders to contributed information and recommendations on things to do and places to see in their neighborhoods. And thank you to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for their support of the Activity Booklet.