Milwaukee County Historical Society PASSPORT SITE

  • 910 N. Old World Third Street
  • Hours
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Last admittance to building: 4:30PM
  • Sunday: NOT OPEN
  • Architect and year: Kirchoff & Rose 1913
  • Photography permitted: yes Tripod: yes
  • Filming permitted: yes Tripod: yes
  • Handicapped accessible: yes Restrooms: yes
  • Passport site: yes

Headquartered in the Historical Center, the site of the former Second Ward Savings Bank, the Society offers visitors exclusive access to its museum, exhibits and collections. Restored to its 1913 grandeur following its five-year renovation, the Historical Center reopened in 2010 to offer views of its massive 22-ton bank vaults, ornate plaster ceilings, and gold leaf barley and hops, which helped earn its nickname, “The Brewer’s Bank.”

Visitors can explore the Society’s brand new exhibit on the life and career of Greenfield’s NASCAR Champion, Alan Kulwicki, and see numerous treasures from the Society’s vast artifact and archival holdings. Behind the scenes, guided tours of the archives and artifact storage will run every hour beginning at 11am and ending at 4pm.