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Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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If you're not already in love with Milwaukee, HMI will give you reasons to love it

In addition to tours and lectures on Milwaukee (architecture/ethnic history/politics/more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Riverwalk tour very informative

This was a very pleasant tour of the riverfront with plenty of history and references to art and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pasadena, California
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“mary mac”(2 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-277-7795
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank ryanfarnham0226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Wesley P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank michaelasocha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

Thank F8751QJkims
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This tour was great. Mike the guide was verified informative. I’ve lived here for five years and I was amazed at the things about the city that I learned in this tour. Perfect length too. I highly recommend this tour

Thank ljm122
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide walked very fast and started speaking before everyone was assembled. She was also not very personable. Hopefully she was new which explained her lack of knowledge when answering questions about the houses we were viewing.

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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.