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Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-277-7795
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Attention to detail

On our downtown walking tour, our guide pointed out many of the architectural details of buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura C
Great Tour!

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The 2-hr tour length was just right. Extremely enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SusanzM
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Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is a nonprofit provider of architecture and historic walking tours. Our summer walking tour season is in full swing! It includes daily tours of Downtown Milwaukee and weekly tours of Bay View, the Third Ward, Brady Street and the River Walk. See a full list of times on our website. Tours are $10 and FREE for HMI members.
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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+1 414-277-7795
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"this past saturday"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"tour guide"
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"minute tour"
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"brady street"
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"great tour"
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"homes"
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"appreciation"
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"neighborhood"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our downtown walking tour, our guide pointed out many of the architectural details of buildings in downtown Milwaukee. This gave us a better appreciation for how Milwaukee changed over time and how various immigrant groups contributed to the city. This tour was a history...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The 2-hr tour length was just right. Extremely enjoyable tour.

Thank SusanzM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This past Saturday was a beautiful summer day so we decided to go on Historic Milwaukee's Downtown Walking Tour. Emily was an engaging and informative tour guide. She did a great job explaining history and architecture of some of Milwaukee's significant buildings. It is a...More

Thank Lisa Z
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

For our first time visit to Milwaukee we signed up for a walking tour. Paul guided us around various highlights of the downtown. He was a wealth of information and answered all our questions. It was definitely worth the $10 cost and would take another...More

Thank FionaBell
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

So much information - Rob was an awesome guide who loves Milwaukee and knows its history and architecture in detail. Thanks, Rob!

Thank Sherry H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

A group of my friends joined me on the Skywaukee Tour in April 2018. We enjoyed this so much and learned so many things about the history of our own city! - and I have lived in Milwaukee for 40 years! Bob was our tour...More

Thank mmargaret1984
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We wish they would have more frequent tours of this area but there was not one available the day we were there so I researched online different homes and addresses and we drove around finding them. Most of the streets they are located on (N....More

Thank LAH28
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I have taken historical walking tours all across the US and LOVE learning the history of each place. On this tour I just couldn't get past the lack of preparation and bumbling from the guide. Throughout the tour he kept telling us about places we...More

2  Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

$10 downtown walking tour lasted about 90 minutes and was excellent. Learn the backstory of Milwaukee as well as the history of many of the gorgeous buildings that make-up downtown. I wish I had time for the other tours they offered. Definitely put this on...More

Thank travelgalAvon
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nancy gave an excellent, thorough tour pointing out so many features of buildings you just don't see when driving by. Fascinating neighborhood with vibrant businesses all around. Always love immigrant stories and this tour had many good ones. Very fun, informative way to spend a...More

Thank cardinalelm
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Bill B
19 April 2017|
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Response from Stacy K | Property representative |
Our Bay View tour starts in May. We have Skywaukee every weekend in downtown Milwaukee.We an also set up a private Bay View tour. Private tours are a minimum of $60 or six people at $10 each.
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