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For questions or to learn about more ways to give, please contact Ali Kumbhani, or 414-409-9565.


Historical Center & Research Library

910 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1591
Main: 414-273-8288
Research Library: 414-273-7487  

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
Military: $6.00
Children (13 – 18) & Full-Time Students:
Children (12 & under): Free
Members: 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.

Elevators are available to access the second floor. Handicapped accessible doors are located on the east side of the building. Additionally, a vehicle drop-off /loading zone is accessible on W. Kilbourn Avenue. 

MCHS proud to partner with Museums for All. Through this program, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 500 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their photo ID and EBT card. Cost is FREE for up to four people per family.

For specific accessibility questions, please contact Olivia Hoff, Community Programs Manager –



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.