Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Waukesha has changed drastically since the turn-of-the-century, but our historic buildings stand as a proud reminder of where we’ve been. The columns, brackets, and other ornamental details of the past over a charming glimpse at what Waukesha looked like 125 years ago.

As part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration, explore Waukesha with two historic walking routes that explore the Five Points Historic District and the Central Business District:

Five Points Historic District

This tour showcases the history of Waukesha’s most recognizable buildings. This walk is .3 miles and will take approximately 15 minutes. Reading and viewing all text and photos may take up to 1.5 hours.

Central Business District

This tour showcases historic Waukesha outside of the Five Points. This tour is 1.5 miles and will take approximately 45 minutes. Reading and viewing all text and photos may take up to 2 hours.