Field Trips and Group Tours

School Groups

A hands-on and interactive tour is offered during the spring and fall for students from throughout Milwaukee. Topics covered include:

  • A New World: Werner Trimborn and the Lime Industry

  • A Do-It-Yourself Life

  • Digging Up the Past

  • Guess the Gadget

  • Jeremiah Curtin: Beyond Milwaukee to the World

The tour can be modified for all grades and groups. The cost for the tour is $5 per student.  A $2 historic games add-on is also an option. Reservations are required. An adult chaperone is required for each group of ten students. Chaperones are free.



Scouting groups of all ages are welcome. The cost for the tour is $5 per scout. Leaders are free. The tour can be tailored to your needs.


Adult Groups

A 45-minute guided walking tour of the site, combined with a tour of the nearby Jeremiah Curtin House, costs $5.00. Times can be customized for your group.

Requires a minimum of 10 people.


To schedule a tour or field trip, email Mary Jo Knapp at or call at 414-273-8288.