Historical Center & Research Library
Monday, Wednesday through Saturday* – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*May-December we often close at 2pm for private events on Saturdays. Please call ahead to confirm closing time.
Tuesday & Sunday – Closed
At this time, visitors to the Research Library must make an appointment. For more information, visit our appointment page or call 414.273.7487.
Daily Visitor: $8.00
Senior (62 and over): $6.00
Children (13 – 18) & Full-Time Students: $6.00
Children (12 & under): Free
All exhibit admissions include use of the research library.
The Milwaukee County Historical Society is partnering with Power Parking to provide discounted visitor parking. For $10 you may park in the 847 N. Plankinton Ave. Lot (at the corner of Plankinton Ave. and Kilbourn Ave.) for up to 5 hours. 20% of the revenue will be donated directly back to MCHS.
For discounted parking, DO NOT scan and pay at the lot. After parking your car, instructions for payment will be available at the front desk in the Historical Center.
The Historical Center, Research Library and Historic Sites are closed every year on the following days: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day.