Milwaukee is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Milwaukee one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Milwaukee is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Milwaukee or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Milwaukee. Explore the historical monuments of Milwaukee with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Milwaukee guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Milwaukee page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Milwaukee landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Milwaukee.
#1 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 2126 times in trip plans
2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, United States
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Built in 1890 as a home for Captain Frederick Pabst (Milwaukee’s Beer Baron), the Pabst Mansion is one of the fine buildings which have stood the test of time in Milwaukee. The Mansion accommodates the Baron’s and his Wife’s beautiful art collection and after their death has been used as the Archbishop’s residence in 1908.
#2 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 2418 times in trip plans
2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215, United States
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Basilica of St. Josaphat resembles St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and was constructed in the late 19th century and finished by 1901 to accommodate the growing number of Parishioners. However, the interior was completed around the mid 20th century. Today the church is an exquisite example of Roman architecture and art seen in its intricate M...
#3 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 1302 times in trip plans
N Riverwalk Way, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
The Bronze Fonz is Milwaukee’s way to keep a part of ‘Happy Days’ around the city’s landscape. Made by artist Gerald P. Sawyer, the life-like statue of Henry Winkler wearing classic Fonz clothes and smiling while giving thumbs-up, is now so iconic to Milwaukee’s river walk area, that tourists stop by only to take a pic...
#4 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 73 times in trip plans
2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
02:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Built in 1927, the Oriental Theatre is one of the few places which celebrates East Indian art like no other. The place is ornately designed with 2 minaret tower, chandeliers, hand-drawn murals, 6 huge Buddha statues, 8 lions made form Porcelain and innumerable Elephants which all make the Theatre- a rather distinguished one.
The Theatre is still fu...
#5 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 299 times in trip plans
901 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, United States
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery is one of the few places in Milwaukee which has more history than beer as their signature! The place offers exclusive tours of the restored building and although the place does not have a brewery, the true-to-time rooms still echo the story of Fredrick Pabst and his amazing influence on Milwaukee’s bre...
#6 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 901 times in trip plans
2650 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, United States
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
The North Point Lighthouse is loved for its stunning view of Lake Michigan and its green neighborhood. The building itself has a minimalist yet beautiful traditional design. On a summer’s day, you can see many artists painting the Lighthouse and Children love to climb the tower when they visit.
The lighthouse is 74 feet tall and was lit for t...
#7 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 1115 times in trip plans
1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located on the ground of MOSE university, the Grohmann Museum has over 1000 art pieces including works of artists like Marten van Valckenborch, Ludwig Knaus, J.G. Brown, Julien Dupré and Erich Mercker among others.
The museum itself is a piece of art with beautiful mosaic floor at its entrance, a rooftop sculpture garden, auditorium and doce...
#8 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 993 times in trip plans
E Brady Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Brady Street is loved for its fantastic dip into Milwaukee’s multi-cultural vibe. The place has a sea of restaurants which serve ethnic food, retail shops which are a shopper’s paradise, restaurants, coffee shops, salons and Pubs which exude the city’s urban flair.
You can often see local artists performing on the street and t...
#9 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 1491 times in trip plans
814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, United States
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Milwaukee Public Library was founded in 1878 but due to need of space, its central building was built later in 1890’s in French and Italian Renaissance style.
The library is enlisted in the National Register of Historic Places and has its doors open even today for anyone who wants to admire it architecture, take a tour, be a part of the w...
#10 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 97 times in trip plans
200 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
08:00 am - 04:45 pm
The City Hall is a dip in Milwaukee political history. Learn about how the city functioned during its past and all the embellishments of the hall which have a pivotal story to tell in their own way. The hall itself is an architectural marvel and loved for its Flemish-Renaissance, revival style design.
Ringing the “Solomon...
#11 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 72 times in trip plans
1034 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, United States
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
The historic Tuner Hall was built in 1882 and was designed by German architect Henry H. Koch. Built to entertain, the Hall still serves its purpose by accommodating a gymnasium, restaurant, meeting rooms, the popular grand 2-storey ballroom and the main Hall (where most of the live concerts and shows are held).
If you are looking for a part of hist...
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Milwaukee, Washington, USA
The Oak Leaf Trail is a stretch of 116 miles which treads through some of Milwaukee’s highlights like the Veteran Park and The Milwaukee river neighborhood to name a few.
Supported by the ‘Rail-to Trail’ conservancy to create green trails nationwide and to create a healthy lifestyle for people, the Oak Leaf Trail is connected by m...
#13 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 324 times in trip plans
812 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
Built in mid 19th century, the St. John's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches in Milwaukee known for its classic design and intricate gold detailing. The church is loved for its interiors and has an iconic stained-glass window and a church organ which adds to its beauty.
The church was purchased by John Henri in 1844 and was designed in...
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750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
The War memorial center is history and modern art merged together like no other place in the world! The place has memorials for 9/11, the Eternal Flame memorial and the Southeastern Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial among other memorials and is settled amidst modern buildings which add to it appeal.
A small ride away from all the hustle- bustle o...
#15 of 20 Historical Places in Milwaukee | Added 24 times in trip plans
225 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Grain Exchange in Milwaukee is a lavish Banquet Hall built in the 19th century when the city was the main trading, inspection and exporting center for wheat. The building acted as a Grain Exchange from 1880 to 1935.
Today the building’s ‘simple Italian’ architecture and intricate murals on the interiors are a highlight.