Here is a list of home tours in Milwaukee and around Wisconsin that are scheduled for this year. Some may not yet have all tour information on their websites, so keep an eye out for updates or changes.
Also, keep an eye out for additional tours in the Home and Garden Calendar at jsonline.com/life.
Rooms & Traces 2022
Downtown, Third Ward, Westown and Yankee Hill organized by Historic Milwaukee. Guided tours of restored and newly built apartments, condominiums, hotels, commercial spaces. 7 May from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Historic Milwaukee members, $25 for non-members, $10 for volunteers.
The ticket price includes three virtual lectures. One is from historian John Gurda, who will be speaking about neighborhoods on the May 2 tour at 6pm. At 5:30 p.m. on May 4, Milwaukee City Development Commissioner Lafayette Crump will discuss efforts to update the downtown plan. On May 9th at 6pm, developer Juli Kaufmann and architect Patrick Jones talk about how they renovated the Dubbel Dutch Hotel.
Tickets and more information can be found at Historicmilwaukee.org or call (414) 277-7795.
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Historical Concordia Home Tour
Milwaukee in the Golden Age: A tour of about 10 houses and some gardens in the western part of the Concordia district. From 10am to 4pm on June 18th. Advance tickets are $17. Tickets on the day of the tour are $20. There will be food, music and beer tastings from local breweries. The tour departs from the Potawatomi Wgema at North 33rd Street and West Kilbourn Avenue. For more information, see hcni.org.
Model house for a cure
The 2022 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse: June 4 through June 19. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is located in the former UWM Alumni House, 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd. The home, now a single family home, is listed on the State Register of Historic Places. All three floors are designed by more than 35 interior designers. Some parts of the house’s sunken garden will also be open for the tour.
The event begins on June 3 with Raise a Glass to Hope, an opening gala that includes a tour of the house. Further events take place in connection with the showhouse. Visit the website for more information.
Proceeds benefit prostate and breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Tickets are available on the website, at some area ticket offices and at the box office for $35. For more information, see Breast Cancer Showhouse.org.
The 61st Annual Door County Home and Garden Walk
Tour four private homes and Horseshoe Bay Farms. The sites are in Sturgeon Bay, Bailey’s Harbor and Fish Creek. A mid-century home, a new Lindal home, a Scandinavian-inspired pair of buildings, and a container home are on tour. From 9am to 5pm on July 26th. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 on the day of the tour and will be available at some local outlets and online on July 1st. Horseshoe Bay Farms will have outdoor artists, food and drink, and sculpture. For more information, see dcmedical.org/volunteer/house-and-garden-walk or call Robin Hamm-Jackson at (920) 746-3609 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wright and Like 2022
A tour of eight private homes in the Madison and Middleton areas sponsored by Wright in Wisconsin Inc. Four homes were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, two by his apprentices and two by architects inspired by his work. From 9am to 5pm on July 30th. Advance tickets are $60 for Wright in Wisconsin members, $70 for non-members and are available through the Wright in Wisconsin website (wrightinwisconsin.org) or by calling (608) 287-0339. Day tickets for the tour are $10 more. Proceeds benefit the non-profit organization that promotes, protects and preserves the legacy of Wright and his apprentices.
2022 MBA Parade of Homes
Visit 16 new homes from 15 local builders. The houses are located in Twin Pine Farms in the city of Lisbon and Stone Ridge of Merton in Merton. From August 13th to September 5th. The opening times are Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Weekends and Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For ticket information, go to mbaonline.org or call (262) 436-1122 closer to the tour date.
Guided tour of the architectural treasures of the Cedarburg Cultural Center
Tour of the Nieman House, a historic home in Ozaukee County. From 10am to 4pm on September 10th. Tickets cost $25. A gala will be held on September 8th at 5:00 p.m. Visit the website for tickets or information closer to the date of the tour, cedarburgculturalcenter.org, or call (262) 375-3676.
Preservation Racine Tour of Historic Sites
25 September 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tour of six residences and one public building in the Racine area. . Sponsored by Preservation Racine Inc. Proceeds from the tour support the preservation and education of historic buildings. For more information, call (262) 634-5748 or preservationracine.org.
40th Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour
62 artists from Mequon to West Bend will open their studios to the public on October 7th from 12pm to 5pm and on October 8th and 9th from 10am to 5pm. For free. The tour starts from one of the locations. The participating communities are Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, Newburg, West Bend and Saukville. Most artists will create art during the event and explain their process and inspirations. For details see cedarburgartistsguild.com/coveredbridgeartstudiotour
Christmas fantasy house
Tour a house full of festive decorations by local designers. 1st to 6th November. Location will be announced closer to the date of the tour. Admission tickets are $20. The money will benefit the charities of the Ronald McDonald House in southeastern Wisconsin. See weihnachtsfantasiehaus.com or email email@example.com.
Hudson Christmas Tour of Homes
Tour four houses and the historic Octagon House in Hudson, all dramatically decorated for the holiday season. Tour options include the Dazzle Tour, which takes place on November 18th from 6pm to 9pm. Traditional tours take place on November 19th from 10am to 5pm and on November 20th from 12pm to 4pm. The traditional tours may include optional transportation. Tickets range from $28 to $38. Proceeds will benefit next year’s tour. Sponsored by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. For advance tickets, call (715) 386-8411. For more information, see hudsonwi.org.
40th Annual Monches Artisan Holiday Open House
A free self-drive tour of about seven artist shops, studios and specialty farms within a 10 mile radius of the artist community of Monches. 9am to 5pm on December 2nd, 3rd and 4th in most locations. (The interiors of the houses are not open to the public.) Holiday music, bonfires, and refreshments in some locations. For more information, call (262) 853-2731 or visit monchesartisans.com.
Rock Lake Holiday Tour of Homes
Tour four homes in Lake Mills on December 3rd from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. Sponsored by Rock Lake Activity Center. Proceeds benefit The Center, a non-profit health and wellness center. For information see rocklakeac.org or call (920) 945-0156.
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