WALKING TOURS

Tour Tickets

HMI Members: FREE
Non-Members (Ages 12+): $10
Ages 6 – 11: $5
Ages 5 & Under: FREE

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Please note that our tour guides do not process credit cards. If you do not pay online in advance, please be prepared with cash or check.

Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call to book a private tour: 414-277-7795.

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

Downtown Tour

Skywaukee

Saturdays at 1 PM | November 4th-May 5th*

Explore downtown Milwaukee from indoors! Stroll through the skywalk system to learn about Milwaukee’s history and significant landmarks.

Meets at the Plankinton Arcade located within the Grand Avenue Mall at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible and includes under 1 mile of leisurely walking.

2017 Skywaukee

“My family and I went on the 1 PM Skywalk tour today led by guide Gary Kulas. My husband and two kids went with another family from Denmark. We had a wonderful time thanks to the knowledge and details that Gary shared with us. We get so much more out of these tours of the city with the fun facts that your guides share with us. Gary did all of that and more. We look at the walking tours like any other form of live entertainment.  Gary is a gem and promoter of the city!  Please keep him around and either clone him or definitely do some knowledge transfer.”
Jenny from Germantown

Downtown

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 AM | May 14 – October 13

Explore the unique architecture and streetscapes of downtown and learn how Milwaukee’s three founders used Lake Michigan, three rivers, and the harbor for commercial use to create present-day Milwaukee.

Meets at the Historic Milwaukee, Inc. office, 235 E. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible.

Downtown Tour

Downtown Sculpture

Wednesdays at 3 PM, Sundays at 10 AM | mid-June to October 13

Explore the unique architecture and streetscapes of downtown and learn more about the Sculpture Milwaukee installation on Wisconsin Avenue. Sculptures are new for 2018!

Meets at the Historic Milwaukee, Inc. office, 235 E. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible.

Downtown Tour

RiverWalk

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM | May 14 – October 13

Enjoy a walking tour along the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee on the RiverWalk Tour. Discover the design concepts used to create the RiverWalk’s path and enjoy the sculptures dotting the beautiful landscape.

Meets at the Historic Milwaukee, Inc. office, 235 E. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible.

Downtown Tour

Historic Third Ward

Saturdays at 11 AM | May 14 – October 13

Join Historic Milwaukee, Inc. on a walking tour of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Learn about the area’s early immigrant settlers and explore the warehouses that once house a diverse group of industries.

Meets at the Historic Milwaukee, Inc. office, 235 E. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible.

Downtown Tour

North Point Mansions

Sundays at 1 PM | May 14 – October 13

From Tudors to Frank Lloyd Wright, see the impressive mansions of the North Point neighborhood. The area is known for its intact early twentieth-century architecture and historical importance.

Meets at the fountain near the southeast corner of North Avenue and Lake Drive to begin the tour.

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible.

Downtown Tour

Brady Street

Sundays at 1 PM | May 19, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 15, August 4 & 18, September 15 & 29, October 6

From Polish, Irish and Italian roots to a counter-culture in the ’60s and ’70s, this charismatic East Side neighborhood continues its eclectic tradition and is sure to entertain you.
 
Meet at 1702 N. Humboldt Ave. to begin the tour.

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible.

Downtown Tour

Bay View

Saturdays at 1 PM | May 26, June 9 & 23, July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25, September 8 & 29, October 13

Travel down Kinnickinnic Ave. and learn about the area’s early industries and immigrants who made Bay View their home.
 
Meet at 2180 South Kinnickinnic Avenue to begin the tour.

Tours run for 1.5 – 2 hours.

The tour is handicap accessible.

Downtown Tour