General Information

About Us

The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community. Through a broad range of activities, the Historical Society seeks to recognize and preserve our local history. In promoting a greater appreciation of Milwaukee County’s heritage, the Historical Society hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing Milwaukee County today.

Hours of Operation

Historical Center

910 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1591
414-273-8288

Monday through Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – closed

NOTE: Saturdays, May through November, the building may close early due to Special Events. If you plan on visiting on a Saturday, please call ahead for hours. Thank you for your understanding.

Admission
General admission: $5.00
Children 12 and under: Free

Research Library

910 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1591
414-273-7487

Monday through Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

NOTE: If you plan on visiting on a Saturday, please call ahead at 414-273-7487 for hours and what materials you will need for your research. This helps make your visit as successful as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Admission
General Admission: $5.00
Students/Seniors (seniors are 62 and older): $4.00

Trimborn Farm

Admission is $5.00
More Information and Driving Directions

Historic Houses

Hours of Operation vary.
Kilbourntown House, Estabrook Park
Lowell Damon House, Wauwatosa
Jeremiah Curtin House, Greendale

Closings

The Historical Center, Reserach Library and Historic Sites are closed every year on the following days:

Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day.