Thank you for joining Historic Milwaukee for our 40th annual Spaces & Traces program offering guided tours apartments, condos, hotels, and more in Milwaukee’s Downtown, Westown, Yankee Hill, and Third Ward neighborhoods. 

In-Person Tour locations 

On Saturday May 7, tour these locations from 9 am to 5 pm. All tour locations, other than parks, will offer guided tours with trained volunteer docents. Make your itinerary and learn more about each location here.

COVID Protocol

Mask wearing for all volunteers and attendees will be required. Some property tours are in close quarters like riding elevators and interiors of privately owned condos. To ensure the safety of all, please mask up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Lectures 

Learn more about the history and future of downtown and tune into these virtual lectures:

Monday, May 9 at 6 pm, Renovating a Historic Hotel with co-developers of the Dubbel Dutch Hotel.

Recorded, Designing Downtown’s Future with DCD Commissioner Lafayette Crump

Recorded, Neighborhood History with John Gurda

History of the Neighborhoods

Learn more about the history of Downtown, Westown, Yankee Hill and the Third Ward. View John Gurda's neighborhood history presentation. Want to learn more? Pick up a copy of Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods.

Land Acknowledgement 

As you tour, we ask visitors to acknowledge that Milwaukee has long been known as a gathering place. The confluence of three rivers emptying into Lake Michigan are seen today as a benefit for residents to enjoy. But in reality, they have long nourished and been nourished by generation upon generation of Indigenous people.