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Exploring the History of Southeastern Wisconsin

October 12-15, 2020

From Domes to Octagons, See the History and Architecture of the Badger State on this unparalleled tour

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. and John Gurda are pleased to partner with Country Travel Discoveries on this extraordinary tour of Wisconsin’s two largest cities and other Wisconsin architecturally significant and historical sites.

Tour Information 

4 days, 8 meals

Depart/Return: Elm Grove, WI


Highlights & Inclusions

  • Tour Old Milwaukee with local historian John Gurda, including a tour of The Basilica of St. Josaphat and the Humanities Room at Milwaukee Central Library, John’s home away from home
  • Ride the rails on East Troy’s Railroad
  • Explore Black Point Estate, built in 1888 as a summer home by Conrad Seipp, a beer tycoon from Chicago
  • Cruise Geneva Lake, see the mansions from the water while enjoying lunch
  • Go back in time at the Milton House, the last certified Underground Railroad in Wisconsin
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the First Unitarian Society’s Meeting House, designed by Wisconsin’s own Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Visit Monona Terrace at sunset, FLW’s “dream civic center” becomes reality in 1997
  • Take a guided tour of Wisconsin’s State Capitol
  • Spend two nights on Capitol Square at the recently renovated Park Hotel, Madison’s only hotel on the square


Photos: Black Point Estate, Milwaukee Skyline (Visit Milwaukee) and the Monona Terrace