Group tours are available by appointment at the downtown museum and research library or at our historic sites.
Downtown Museum & Research Library
Tours usually last about an hour and can include a behind-the-scenes experience of the Historical Society. Tours can also be arranged together with a lecture from our staff. Throughout the year, rotating exhibits are also available and included in the cost of a group tour.
Cost: $5-$7 per person (10 guest minimum)
*Can be combined with a trip to Brew City MKE
Trimborn Farm & Curtin House
Tours last about 45 minute to an hour and explore the many buildings of this historic site including the farm house, Jeremiah Curtin House, barns and lime kilns. While most buildings are handicapped accessible, the ground between buildings can be grass or gravel and uneven. On-site parking is available.
For hands-on learning activities for groups of students, please see the information about our field trips.
Cost: $5 per person (10 guest minimum)
Milwaukee Kayak & History Trip
Explore Milwaukee and its history as you paddle down the Milwaukee River. Learn about Milwaukee, past and present, from the viewpoint of the Milwaukee River led by guides from the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
- Use of kayak or canoe
- Milwaukee history interpretation
- A stop at the Historical Society along the banks of the Milwaukee River with a short tour of the museum
Children age 12 and older can participate with just one chaperone per 10 students.
Please call for information for trips with children ages 11 and under.
This outing is a collaboration between the Milwaukee County Historical Society and Milwaukee Kayak Company. For more information about tickets c please contact:
Beth @ Milwaukee Kayak Company
Cost: $35 per person ($20 of each ticket will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society)