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Milwaukee Soldiers Home Self-Guided Walking Tour
Presented by Milwaukee Preservation Alliance at Online/Virtual Space
The Milwaukee Soldiers Home Self-Guided Walking Tour takes users on a fascinating journey through a hidden jewel in the heart of Milwaukee.
If you’ve ever driven along I-94 near the Brewer’s stadium, you’ve likely seen the iconic tower of Old Main projecting above the tree line. But just what are these incredible old buildings? Just one month before his assassination, President Lincoln signed legislation to create a national systemView more
If you’ve ever driven along I-94 near the Brewer’s stadium, you’ve likely seen the iconic tower of Old Main projecting above the tree line. But just what are these incredible old buildings? Just one month before his assassination, President Lincoln signed legislation to create a national system of homes for disabled veterans. Milwaukee’s Soldiers Home was founded in 1867, and is the most intact of the three original Soldiers Homes built to serve veterans returning from the Civil War. Download our self-guided walking tour app to learn more about the 90+ acre National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places District that makes up the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, as well as ongoing efforts by the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance to ensure vacant and endangered historic buildings on the campus continue to serve veterans and the entire community for years to come.View less
The walking tour app is available to download for free at any time. However, donations are appreciated and will go toward our ongoing efforts to find preservation solutions for vacant and endangered buildings at the Soldiers Home – including the Chapel, Theater, and Governor’s Mansion – that return them to service to veterans. Donations can be made at https://www.savethesoldiershome.com/donate.
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The Soldiers Home Walking Tour app is always available, even after February 28. Download the app and tour the grounds any time!
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