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Private Tour

Private Walking Tour of Milwaukee's Historic & Haunted Third Ward

Enjoy a private walking tour of Milwaukee's highlights and hauntings.
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Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs

Suitable for:

Adventurous, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets required

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Meeting points: In front of the Milwaukee Public Market - 400 N Water Street, on the corner of St. Paul Ave. and Water St.

What makes this tour special

Join us for a private walking ghost tour of Milwaukee’s haunted historic Third Ward. As the largest city in Wisconsin with an industrial past, it’s no surprise that the city is riddled with spectral stories, which your private guide will bring to life for you.

In the mid nineteenth century, the Third Ward was more commonly called the Blood Third, where roving thugs and gangs operated the streets. It was also home to elegant hotels, prominent businesses, and hard-working families - which made for decades of reputational clashes in the neighborhood. 

In 1892, a series of devastating fires swept across the Third Ward and the city, leaving behind eery tales of mediums having predicted the fire, of sabotage and revenge - even stories from the fire chief who was awoken in his dreams by a voice to notify him of fires before the rest of the firehouse knew. At the Institute of Beauty and Wellness, learn of Timmy - the ghost of a small child who caused more than small scares for students throughout the years. 

Next, visit the Old Saloon, one of the only buildings to survive the 1892 fire, and the Irish Pub, which was a house of ill repute and the site of a jealous lover’s spat turned to horror. Hear tales of the ‘Lady of the Pub’ who has frightened an equal number of employees and guests throughout the years, making appearances in the basement and bathroom mirrors. Your tour finishes at the Pfiser Hotel - the city’s most well-known haunted location, where the ghost of Charles Pfiser continue to lives. Hear the tales of several pro-baseball players from the Dodgers, the Marlins, and the Giants who each had more than their fair shares of haunted sightings with the hotel ghost - which some attribute to Pfiser supporting the Brewers from beyond the grave. 

Your private spectral tour is two hours and just under two miles and is suitable for people of all ages, provided that adults are present with children. 

What you'll see

Milwaukee Public Market
Rich with history, the public market has been at the heart of life in the Third Ward since the 1800's.
The Great Third Ward Fire,1892
In Milwaukee 1892 was called the "Year of Flaming Skies", and the Great Third Ward Fire on October 28 was the worst in the city's history.
Milwaukee Instute of Art and Design
Built over a century ago, the MIAD has been an educational center in the city throughout its operation, and has also been the site of many a haunted tale.
Irish Pub
Built in 1904, the Irish Pub was once a boarding house and house of ill-repute, where a terrible tragedy occurred.
Pfiser Hotel
Built in the 1890s, the Pfiser Hotel has the largest Victorian art collection in the world and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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