Tour Guide Training

Historic Milwaukee is soliciting new volunteer guides for the 2019 season. If you have an interest in history, architecture, preservation or Milwaukee, please consider applying for our training program. Formal education in history or architecture is not required but applicants should be self-motivated with a desire to learn. Tour guides are volunteer and do not receive compensation from Historic Milwaukee for hours donated.

Applications are due Sunday, February 17th. Accepted applicants will be notified by Tuesday, February 19th.

New Guides Must:

  • Complete HMI’s guide training program
  • Commit to giving 5 tours in the 2019 season
  • Renew or become a member of Historic Milwaukee
  • Be available on weekends and/or weekdays to give tours
  • Be able to lead walking tours at a reasonable pace for 1.5-2 hours
  • Have access to internet in your home
  • Know how to use a word processor, email and search the internet to conduct research
  • Submit to a background check

Guide Training Schedule:
Attendance at all of the sessions is highly recommended but we understand emergencies and illness can occur. Absences will be handled on a case by case basis.

  • Intro Meeting – March 10, 2019 at 1 pm
  • Architecture I – March 14, 2019 at 6 pm
  • Architecture II – March 18, 2019 at 6 pm
  • Milwaukee History with John Gurda – March 20, 2019 at 6 pm
  • Downtown Development – March 27, 2019 at 6 pm

Application Form:
The program is free to attend. Applications are due by February 17, 2019. Selected applicants will be notified on February 19, 2019.

Questions? Please call our office, 414-277-7795 or email