Plan a Field Trip

Hands-On History Experiences

The Milwaukee County Historical Society offers a variety of educational experiences for students of all ages. From a historic house, to a 160-year-old farm, to a downtown museum full of historic items and documents, there are many ways your class can enjoy learning about history.

Downtown Museum & Archives 

The Society’s downtown museum, located on Old World Third Street next to Pere Marquette Park, offers custom programs for all ages.


Includes an introduction to the building, a visit to our Library and Archives, and a behind the scenes collection tour.

Cost: $5 per student.

MCHS Tour + Experience
: All about Milwaukee

  • Founding of Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee’s ethnic neighborhoods
  • Milwaukee businesses past and present
  • A customized behind the scenes tour

Cost: $7 per student

MCHS Special Exhibit Field Trip
Summerfest 50 exhibit & Melodies and Memories: 200 years of Milwaukee Music

  • Instrument petting zoo
  • Listening stations
  • Photos and artifacts from our collections

Cost: $5 per student

*Customized programs available upon request

Trimborn Farm, Greendale

Trimborn Farm is more than 160 years old and has nine historic structures to be explored. Our daily program is geared for 3rd to 5th grade students though other custom programs can be offered.

Participants are offered the chance to:

  • Experience farm chores
  • Make butter
  • Visit two historic homes
  • Explore the stables/barns
Learn historic games

**Programs offered April through October**

$5 per student
, $2 additional for historic games

Visit for more photos of the Farm.

Schedule Your Field Trip Today!

If you’d like more information or if you want to schedule your visit, please contact Amanda Balistreri at or 414-273-8288 ext. 19.

Please view our 2017 Field Trip Brochure for additional details.

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.

Participants are offered the chance to:

Trip includes:

  • Use of kayak or canoe
  • Instruction
  • 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
#(414) 301-2240

Cost: $35 per person ($20 of each ticket will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society)