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Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

52 reviews
About Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
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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All reviews walking tour bay view mary mac answered all our questions this past saturday our tour guide wealth of knowledge enjoyable tour short visit would highly recommend this tour minute tour great tour two hours hmi homes architecture neighborhood
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We were a group of 4 and had the Skywalk Tour. Julia gave us a fantastic view of the history and architecture of this amazing city. She walked at our pace, answered all our questions, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. I would highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lkemee
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We learned how fire, government decisions, and the pursuit of profit transformed the Third Ward several times. Mary Mac did a fine job educating us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AmosRedux
Reviewed 20 September 2018

In addition to tours and lectures on Milwaukee (architecture/ethnic history/politics/more), Historic Milwaukee Inc. (HMI) has a gift shop with books on architecture (such as how to identify architectural styles in a home) and history of Milwaukee and surrounding communities. A range of products there can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Midwest_Nurse2018
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This was a very pleasant tour of the riverfront with plenty of history and references to art and architecture. $10 is a nice price!

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Booked the North Point Mansions tour on the HMI website. We found the meeting place easily, and there was plenty of parking. The guide Sean was fantastic and there was a group of about 20. He led us on a 2-hour tour, winding through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine S
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The tour was a perfect blend of architectural and personal interest (history of the people who lived in these mansions). It was densely packed with information without veering too far into technical minutia. Sean was an excellent guide and I would recommend this to anyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ryanfarnham0226
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Website and storefront says they run an 11am Saturday tour until mid October, also says store is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Tried to open the door at 10.15am only for the lady behind the counter to show a thumbs down, got back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wesley P
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great tour by a very knowledgeable tour guide, Sean. We enjoyed the tour immensely. He moved right along which may be too much for some people in a group but not ours (about 20 people). So much history on movers and shakers in Milwaukee's past....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michaelasocha
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour. MaryMac leads you around for 1.5 hours telling stories of the neighborhood’s transformation. She points out the nuances of the brick color and architectural structure. There are plenty of opportunities to take photos. The tour ends at the public market,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Spencer F
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I really enjoyed this tour of the historic buildings of Milwaukee. I really knew nothing of the history of the area and our tour guide did an excellent job of explaining it all to us and answering our questions. I loved learning about the old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Bill B
19 April 2017|
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.