Historic Milwaukee

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In a Nutshell

Walking tour gives sightseers an overview of Milwaukee’s early history from the modern skywalk system

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 9, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. No tours during St. Patrick's Day parade. Tours are every Saturday at 1:00pm from 10/25-12/13 and 1/3-5/9. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $11 for a Skywaukee tour for two ($20 value)

Starting from Grand Avenue Mall at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., the Skywaukee tour explores the early history of the city from the modern skywalk system. Tours embark every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. from October 25 to December 13, and again from January 3 to May 9.

Historic Milwaukee Inc

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

For over thirty years Historic Milwaukee Inc. has offered walking tours of Milwaukee neighborhoods focused on their history and unique architecture. In addition we organize Doors Open Milwaukee which is a two day open house event every year allowing the public to access buildings and businesses that are typically off limits. We stand out from the competition by providing informed and passionate tour guides who are eager to show off their city.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

Historic Milwaukee Inc. was formed as a way to encourage Milwaukee residents to explore their city, learn its history and increase commitment to the preservation of our built environment.

What do you love most about your job?

I love getting to work with people who share an appreciation for Milwaukee's history and future.

What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?

The best reaction I've gotten from a customer is having them tell me they didn't realize how much fun Milwaukee was as a city and that they can't wait to come back. s.

Customer Reviews

The skywalk tour is very interesting and a fun thing to do in the cooler months
Carol E. · October 10, 2015
This is a very worthwhile organization with great tours to explore Milwaukee.
Lisa P. · October 9, 2015
This tour is really great! Anyone interested in the history of Milwaukee or the architecture that built the city should go on this tour!
Brittany W. · February 16, 2015

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