Historic Milwaukee Inc

Shops of Grand Avenue

99 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires May 7, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. No tours during St. Patrick's Day parade 3/14/16. Tours are every Saturday at 1pm from 10/24/15-12/12/2016 and resuming 1/9/16-5/7/16. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $11 for a Skywaukee tour for two ($20 value)
  • $21 for a Skywaukee tour for four ($40 value)

Tours depart at 1 p.m.; meet your guide in front of the Plankinton statue (near the T. J. Maxx entrance) in the street level lobby of the Plankinton Building at 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue. 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 24 to December 12, and again from January 9 to May 7.

Historic Milwaukee Inc

Since its founding in 1974, the nonprofit organization Historic Milwaukee, Inc., has dedicated itself to increasing awareness of, and commitment to, Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of built environment through innovative, responsive programs and strong community, corporate, and civic alliances. The organization lifts the veil on Milwaukee's buildings and the people of its past through neighborhood walking tours. Throughout the year, special tours take visitors on deeper explorations of more focused historical topics. To further engage history buffs, Historic Milwaukee also helms events such as Spaces & Traces, an in-depth neighborhood tour held annually, as well as Doors Open Milwaukee, a citywide open house featuring more than 150 buildings.

Customer Reviews

99 Ratings

Lots of fun. Learned a lot about historic Milwaukee with a great leader and group.
Jeanne M. · May 12, 2016
it was great.....I'd do it again
Leah L. · May 10, 2016
A great tour. I have lived here my entire life and still learned a few new things about the city.
Thomas K. · May 10, 2016
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    Shops of Grand Avenue

    161 W. Wisconsin Avenue

    Milwaukee, WI 53212


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