SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Are you looking for a unique field trip for your class this semester in Milwaukee?
We offer school field trips for culinary classes, F.A.C.E, history classes and foreign language classes. We also offer tours for Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, along with children / teenage birthday parties.
My inspiration for our student tours was my 5th grade teacher in Menomonee Falls - Mrs. Appleby! She would take us on walking tours and include stops for lunch along the way. Many years later, I find myself in the unique position where I can offer the same experience to our community!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your date of interest as well as approximate head count and arrival time.
Just like all of our private tours, no deposit is needed to hold a date for your group. A final head count is due 3 days prior to the tour; payment (cash, check, credit card) is due by the beginning of the tour.
- Meeting on Brady Street, learn about the Italian, Irish and Polish immigrants of Milwaukee. We'll visit a pizzeria for Milwaukee-style thin-crust pizza; an Italian bakery for cannoli; an Italian deli for olives, prosciutto; and a Celtic restaurant for Shepherd’s pie.
- We'll travel via your school bus one-mile, to Old World 3rd Street. Enjoy cheeses and sausage, a spice demonstration and apple strudel while we tell the tales of the German immigrants that came to Milwaukee and made the city what it is today.
On the tour, groups are escorted by a tour guide versed in Milwaukee’s French history and we utilize your rented school bus for the following stops:
· Start at Pere Marquette Park – hear an overview of Milwaukee history and then continue the story via bus
· Tour St. Joan of Arc Chapel on the Marquette University campus
· Enjoy frites and dipping sauces at Cafe Benelux in the Historic Third Ward
· Sample beef bourguignon at Chez Jacques in Walker's Point
Typically groups have a chance to talk with Jacques, in his native French, at this location
· End the day with a French pastry from a popular local French bakery
On the tour, groups are escorted by a tour guide versed in Milwaukee’s Latino history and we utilize your rented school bus for the following stops:
· Start at by visiting the United Community Center for a tour
· Your bus ride will be narrated by our guide, highlighting Milwaukee's Latino history
· Enjoy taco lunch at a Latino owned restaurant
· We'll stop at El Rey grocery store for a treat
· End the day with churros from an woman-owned Latino bakery
On the tour, groups are escorted by a tour guide versed in Milwaukee’s African American history and we utilize your rented school bus for the following stops:
· Start at by visiting a significant church in the African American community
· Your bus ride will be narrated by our guide, highlighting Milwaukee's African American history
· Enjoy lunch at an African American owned restaurant
· Visit the Wisconsin African American Women's Center for a drum and dance presentation
· End the day with a a slice of pie from an African American owned bakery
We are in the process of becoming a Community Event Provider for the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin so that your troops may earn a badge while on tour with us. Stay tuned...
Left photo: Our founder, Theresa Nemetz, circa 1982 or so, making the Girl Scout Promise:
On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
We LOVE to welcome newcomers to Milwaukee, especially freshman as they begin their college careers here. We offer a special orientation tour for colleges in which we visit a spice maker for a demo on how to spice up ramen noodles in the dorm room; enjoy pizza while talking about how to avoid the freshman 15; and sample the first of many cheese, sausage and custard meals in Milwaukee.
FUN FACT: First instituted in 1906, the letters famous for their role in the iconic opening credits for "Laverne & Shirley" were continuously used on City Hall until 1988! They were removed due to high maintenance costs, and are now displayed inside the Milwaukee County Historical Society for special events.
Walk through downtown Milwaukee while your students hear historic commentary and learn photographic tips for taking creative pictures along the way. Wisconsin Avenue, in particular, offers a stunning then-and-now view of downtown Milwaukee and will impress locals and tourists alike with its unique architectural details and captivating history. Our tour concludes at the Milwaukee lakefront, highlighting the dramatic Milwaukee Art Museum architecture and scenic gardens.