St. Joseph Convent Chapel
- 1501 S. Layton Boulevard
- Saturday: 11am - 5pm
- Sunday: Not Open
- Photography permitted: Yes Tripod: Yes
Step inside this 1917 gem, rich with soaring marble columns, colorful stained glass, exquisite word carvings and colored mosaics. One of Milwaukee’s most beautiful sacred spaces. Learn about the chapel’s outstanding acoustics as experienced guides share the chapel’s story.
School Sisters of St. Francis provide guided tours of their century-old chapel, where music and art are integral to spiritual life. Milwaukee architects Peter Brust and Richard Philipp created a perfectly Italian Romanesque Revival marvel. Enjoy 100+ stained glass windows, unique carvings, mosaics, and paintings in a soaring worship space. Catch historian John Gurda at 10 a.m. to learn about the neighborhood and the School Sisters’ history. (Order advance tickets for lecture through www.sssf.org or purchase at the door.) Tours also in Spanish: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.