John Gurda’s Milwaukee: A Self-Guided Historical Tour


Since the mid-1970s, I’ve led thousands of people on guided tours of Milwaukee. Now my time-tested route and all the stories that go with it are gathered between the covers of an easy-to-use, fully illustrated book. John Gurda’s Milwaukee is an 83-page guide that covers nearly 25 densely packed miles, starting downtown and winding through the full range of neighborhoods on the West, North, East, and South Sides. Never been to Pigsville? Not sure what a Polish flat looks like? Curious about Milwaukee’s last public well? Whether you drive, bike, or put on your roller skates, John Gurda’s Milwaukee will give you a fresh and detailed look at the historic heart of the Cream City.

Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53203