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Milwaukee Soldiers Home Tour is part of Doors Open Milwaukee!

By Genell Scheurell, Senior Field Officer, Chicago Field Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation

There’s exciting news coming from Milwaukee! For the first time, the two-day Doors Open Milwaukee event, that takes place on September 21-22, 2013, is going to include guided tours of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home National Landmark Historic District. Two in-depth guided tours of the grounds and exteriors of the buildings (2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.) will be offered by the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance on September 21st only.

These two special tours are one of the Doors Open Public Tours which means tickets will be requried for each of the two tours. Tickets are given out FREE TO THE PUBLIC on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed at City Hall at 10am on the morning of the tour.


Ticket: Required

Day/Time: Sat, Sept. 21st, 2pm and 4pm

Duration: 45-60min

Capacity: 25

Meet: 5000 W. National Ave, at the fountain in front of Old Main.

For more information, click here.

If you are unable to join this guided tour but would still like to see the Soldiers Home, a downloadable a self-guided walking tour is available at:

Smartphone Users: The app is available for free download on iTunes for iPhone users and Google Play for Android users. To download the app, visit the App Store on your mobile device and search Milwaukee Soldiers Home. Users should fully download the app prior to taking the tour.

MP3 Player Users: The walking tour audio files are also available for download and use on MP3 players. To download the file for use on an MP3 player, click here.

A Companion Map to the walking tour, complete with stops and building names is available for download at


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