Avenues West

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10 am
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 am
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10 am

An outdoor, walking tour through the Historic Avenues West neighborhood. The tour will feature some of the cities finest mansions, as well as several important commercial buildings.

Meet at the Ambassador Hotel Lobby, 2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Parking available at the Ambassador.


Members – Free

Non-Members – $10

Avenue’s West

Call Historic Milwaukee Inc. at 414-277-7795 with questions.

German Heritage and German Fest

Saturday, July 28th at 10 am with Bob Giese

Sunday, July 29th at 10 am with Mike Gehl

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has partnered with German Fest Milwaukee to create this special German Heritage WALKING tour!

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.

This 1.5 hour walking tour travels down Old World Third Street and through downtown Milwaukee. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk entire length of the tour. Tour meets at Turner Hall located at 1034 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Ticket includes admission to German Fest!


Adults – $25

German Heritage Tour & German Fest

Call Historic Milwaukee Inc. at 414-277-7795 with questions. Tour will proceed rain or shine. Restrooms are not available on the tour route. Be sure to arrive by 9:45 AM for Historic Milwaukee check-in and receipt of German Fest ticket.

Menomonee Valley Bike Tour

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1 pm to 3 pm with Dick Beverly and Michelle Kramer

Take a leisurely bike ride along the Hank Aaron State Trail with frequent stops to explore the rich history of the valley. Learn about wild rice marshes, Silurian Reef fossils, Milwaukee’s first railroad, and heavy industry that made Milwaukee the Machine Shop of the World. Discover remnants of the past along with a sculpture park, a haven for trout fishermen, and parkland reclaimed from rail yards. Gain an appreciation of this nationally recognized resource in the heart of Milwaukee.

A 1-1/2 to 2 hour tour starts at the corner of 6th Street and Canal Street, across from the Harley-Davidson Museum. A little over four miles in length with two mild grades, total distance including return to the start point is about seven miles. We recommend bike helmets


Members – $10

Non-Members – $20

Menomonee Valley Bike Tour with Dick Beverly & Michelle Kramer

Call Historic Milwaukee Inc. at 414-277-7795 with questions.