SPECIAL TOURS

Avenues West

Saturday, June 22 at 10 am
Saturday, July 27 at 10 am
Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 am

Departs: Lobby of the Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
The walk typically takes about 70-75 minutes

Cemented as a neighborhood by the construction of the Marquette Interchange in the 1960s, Avenues West is full of institutions and a historic blend of working class dwellings and prominent mansions. Today one of its most prominent features is Marquette University, which started as a single building in 1907. This tour will explore the grand history of families like Brumder, Cudahy and Pabst alongside the families that worked in their service as well as the role of institutions like Marquette and Gesu church.

Special Tour: Vision of the White City

Vision of the White City

Saturday, June 22 at 10 am
Saturday, July 20 at 10 am
Saturday, August 10 at 10 am

Tickets
$10 for members
$20 for non-members

Departs: John Plankinton Statue, SE Corner of W Wisconsin Ave. + Plankinton Ave.

Join sculptor and historian Ben Tyjeski on a detailed tour of the architectural terra cotta in Westtown.  Beginning inside the stunning “Mecca of business in Milwaukee,” the Plankinton Arcade Building, Tyjeski will bring attention to Daniel Burnham’s vision for a modern city and how it influenced the craft and artistic genius represented on the many façades in the downtown neighborhood.  Tyjeski recently published a book on the subject, Architectural Terra County of Milwaukee County. The book documents 480 buildings in Milwaukee County with many colored photographs, of which many of those buildings are featured in the tour.  Distance of the tour is less than one mile.

Special Tour: Vision of the White City

Lulu & Rocky Family Tour

Wednesday, July 17 at 10 am
Monday, August 5 at 10 am

Tickets
$2 Ages 4 and under
$5 Ages 5-11
$10 Adults (12+)

Departs: Historic Milwaukee Inc., 235 E. Michigan St.

Lulu & her cousin, Rocky, enjoyed Milwaukee and now you can too! See some of the great sites from book, Lulu and Rocky in Milwaukee, and explore more about Milwaukee history and architecture. Recommended for kids 6-10 years old and their families.

Special Tour: Vision of the White City

German Heritage Walking Tour

Saturday, June 29 at 10 am
Interested in July – Join us for a joint tour with GermanFest! More information below…
Saturday, August 3 at 10 am
Sunday, September 8 at 10 am

Tickets
$10 Members (Ages 12+)

$20 Non-Members
$5 Ages 6-11
FREE Ages 5 & under

Departs: Turner Hall, 1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.

Walking down Old World Third Street today you are not likely to see many German shops advertising “English Spoken Here” as a special or unique service; but as early as 1848, Germans represented 1/3 of the entire population in Milwaukee and this section of the city was the life’s blood of German immigrants. This tour showcases buildings that represent German-American business, education, faith, politics, entertainment, and publishing. Join our experienced tour guides and learn about Milwaukee’s most notable German biermeisters, tanners, artists, butchers, bakers, merchants, publishers, masons, architects and clergymen. This tour celebrates Milwaukee’s German heritage and recognizes the German community as having one of the greatest cultural impacts on our city.

Special Tour: Vision of the White City

German Heritage & GermanFest

Saturday, July 27 at 10 am
Sunday, July 28 at 10 am

Tickets
$25 Adult
$5 Ages 7-17
Ages 6 and under are free

Departs: Turner Hall

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has partnered with German Fest Milwaukee to create this special German Heritage tour! A ticket includes the walking tour and admission to German Fest!

Walking down Old World Third Street today you are not likely to see many German shops advertising “English Spoken Here” as a special or unique service; but as early as 1848, Germans represented 1/3 of the entire population in Milwaukee and this section of the city was the life’s blood of German immigrants. This tour showcases buildings that represent German-American business, education, faith, politics, entertainment, and publishing. Join our experienced tour guides and learn about Milwaukee’s most notable German biermeisters, tanners, artists, butchers, bakers, merchants, publishers, masons, architects and clergymen. This tour celebrates Milwaukee’s German heritage and recognizes the German community as having one of the greatest cultural impacts on our city.

Special Tour: Vision of the White City