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Milwaukee County Historical Society


Activity Overview

Milwaukee County Historical Society is a historic museum housed in a beautiful building, the exhibits reflect the history of Milwaukee county's architecture, culture and significant events. The historical society operates museums as well as historic sites, the museum building is a Milwaukee historical landmark that was originally a bank. The historic sites include Trimborn farm, the Curtin house, the Lowell Damon house and Kilbourntown house. The historical center is open to tours Monday through Saturday. The building is located along the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee.

Things to Do

  • A tour to the Milwaukee county historical society is a must for history enthusiasts, the changing exhibits highlight Milwaukee's history and culture.
  • The exhibits feature a number of photographs, text and other artifacts describing the industrial history of the Milwaukee county and its culture.
  • The current brew city exhibit features images, artifacts, and memento highlighting the beer and brewing industry of Milwaukee.
  • Visitors can also tour the historic sites, guided tours are available for the Trimborn farm, and a tour of the nearby Jeremiah Curtin house.
  • Families can take part in the family day activities, children can explore the process of soda making and adults can enjoy the brew city exhibit.
  • The museum store has souvenirs, books, and gift items.

Milwaukee County Historical Society Insider Tips

  • Children ages 12 and under pay no admission.

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