Menomonee Valley Bike Tour With Dick Beverly & Michelle Kramer

Saturday, July 29 at 1 pm

Sunday, September 17 at 1 pm

Take a leisurely bike ride along the Hank Aaron State Trail with frequent stops to explore the rich history of the valley. Learn about Silurian Reef fossils, wild rice marshes, 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 remarkable resource in the heart of Milwaukee.

Tour starts 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.

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. wishes to thank tour guide Dick Beverly for creating this remarkable tour. Additional thanks to Michelle Kramer of Menomonee Valley Partners for her contributions on the tour and overall enthusiasm.

Learn more about Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. at RenewTheValley.org


Member – $10

Non-Member – $20

2017 Menomonee Valley Bike Tour with Dick Beverly

Recorrido de Walker’s Point con Eugenia Afinoguenova

Sábado, 29 de julio a la 3 pm | Saturday, July 29th at 3 pm 

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. ha iniciado una colaboración con la Marquette University para ofrecer a la comunidad hispanohablante excursiones de Walker’s Point!

El objetivo del programa es involucrar a todos los hablantes del español de Milwaukee, así como sus invitados, amigos y familiares, en el aprendizaje sobre la historia de la ciudad. Los excursionistas van a conocer la historia de Walker’s Point, sus edificios más representativos y su importancia para las comunidades hispanas de Milwaukee.

Los participantes se reunirán enfrente o dentro de la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe  613 S. 4th St. Milwaukee, WI.

Historic Milwaukee Inc. has partnered with Marquette University to offer Walker’s Point tours to the Spanish-speaking community!

The goal of the program is to engage all Milwaukee Spanish speakers, as well as their guests, friends and family, in learning about the history of the city. Hikers will learn about Walker’s Point history its most representative buildings and its importance to the Hispanic communities in Milwaukee.

Participants will meet in front of or inside the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe 613 S. 4th St. Milwaukee, WI.

Entradas | Tickets

Adultos – $5

Adults – $5

Walker’s Point Tour (Español) With Eugenia Afinoguenova

German Heritage Tour & German Fest with Bob Giese and Mike Gehl

Sunday, July 30th at 10 am with Mike Gehl

*Saturday’s tour is SOLD OUT

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has partnered with German Fest Milwaukee to create this special German Heritage 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 – $22
Ages 7-17 – $5
Ages 6 & Under – FREE

2017 German Heritage Tour & German Fest with Bob Giese and Mike Gehl

Wisconsin Avenue Churches with Judy Wimmer

Sunday, August 13th at 1 pm

Join Historic Milwaukee tour guide, Judy Wimmer, Ph.D. Nineteenth Century American Religions, for a walking tour of churches in downtown Milwaukee. The tour will include grand churches in the Gothic Revival and Northern European Gothic traditions, Lombard and Victorian Romanesque and Byzantine Revival, constructed as early as the late 1860s through the 1920s, reflecting different traditions and different ethnic groups. Each has its own distinct place in the city’s history.

Tour goers will see the interiors of 2-3 churches.

The tour will begin in front of St. James Episcopal Church at 833 W. Wisconsin Ave.


Members – $10

Non-members – $20

2017 Wisconsin Avenue Churches Tour with Judy Wimmer

2017 Walk With The Mayor – Bay View

Thursday August 24th at 6 pm

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is proud to support Mayor Tom Barrett’s “Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days” challenge! Our walking tours are a fun and healthy way to get some exercise while exploring our beautiful city.

The walking tour begins at Zillman Park and travels down Kinnickinnic Avenue to tell the story of how Bay View began with a patchwork of industry and diverse group of immigrants and grew to the charming neighborhood you see today. See first-hand how locals have transformed the area’s historic commercial buildings into cozy pubs, trending restaurants and charming boutiques. The tour concludes near the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at the intersection of Kinnickinnic, Russell, and Logan.

This tour runs for 1 hour.

This walking tour is being offered FREE of charge to the first 25 people who register online in support of Mayor Barrett’s initiative to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Learn more about “Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days” by clicking here!

2017 Walk With The Mayor – Bay View