Brew City MKE Beer Museum
275 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee; A site of the Milwaukee County Historical Society featuring the region's brewing history and heritage. Admission includes a beer or craft soda; group rates with souvenir mugs. Hours: 11-8 Wednesdays-Fridays; 11-10 Saturdays; 11-6 Sundays; Closed for Holidays. Telephone: (414) 897-8765; Website: brewcitymilwaukee.com
Firehouse 3 Museum
700 Sixth St., Racine; An authentic 1881 firehouse maintained as a turn-of-the-century firehouse featuring antique firefighting equipment. Open by appointment. Telephone: (262) 637-7395; Website: www.racinefirebells.org.
1525 Howe St., Racine; A testament to SC Johnson's rich history, Fortaleza Hall honors the spirit of adventure and highlights the landmark expeditions to Brazil by the late fourth-generation leader Sam Johnson and his father, H. F. Johnson, Jr. The hall also houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Library and Reading Room, which includes hundreds of books, documents, drawings, correspondence, videos, blueprints and DVDs about one of America's most well-known architects. Telephone: (262) 260-2154. Website: www.scjohnson.com/en/company/architecture/Fortaleza-Hall.aspx.
Golden Rondelle Theater
1525 Howe St., Racine; Originally designed as the Johnson Wax Pavilion for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, the theater now serves as the center for the company's tour program. Includes a 45-minute guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed SC Johnson Administration Building. Also the home of the films "Carnauba: A Son’s Memoir" and "To Be Alive." Reservations required. Telephone: (262) 260-2154. Website: www.racinecounty.com/golden.
Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee; The region's only organization exclusively focused on the comprehensive history, culture, people and places of Milwaukee County. Featuring a collection of artifacts and archival materials, the society shares Milwaukee's stories at five distinctive locations. Open 9:30-5 Mondays-Saturdays. Hours at Trimborn Farm, the Curtin House, the Damon House and the Kilbourntown House historic sites vary by season. Telephone: (414) 273-8288; Website: www.milwaukeehistory.net.
Old Falls Village Museum
N96 W15791 County Line Rd., Menomonee Falls; The museum consists of a series of eight buildings that are maintained by the Menomonee Falls Historical Society and furnished with authentic artifacts. Open from May through September, except holidays; group tours by arrangement. Telephone: (262) 250-3901; Website: www.oldfallsvillage.com.
Old World Wisconsin
Highway 67 near Highway 59, Eagle; Open-air, interactive history attraction located south of Eagle on Hwy. 67 in southwest Waukesha County featuring farm and rural life with more than 65 historic buildings, an 1880's village and octagonal Clausing Barn Café. "Catch Wheel Fever!" interactive experience highlights the 1890s cycling boom. Showcases food preparation methods, hands-on activities, historic breeds of animals and heirloom gardens. Open May-October; Seasonal Hours & Daily in Summer; Post-Season Special Events.Telephone: (262) 594-6301; Website: www.oldworldwisconsin.org.
Racine Heritage Museum
701 Main St., Racine; From astronaut Laurel Clark and architect Frank Lloyd Wright to Case steam tractors and the Underground Railroad, the Heritage Museum of Racine has something for everyone, including a new Racine County Sports Hall of Fame. Free Admission. Open 9-5 Tuesdays - Fridays, 9-8 Thursdays, 10-3 Saturdays, 12-4 Sundays. Telephone: (262) 636-3926; Website: www.racineheritagemuseum.org.
S43 W31575 Depot Rd., Genesee Depot; The estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne is a museum and national resource for theatre, arts and arts education. 2019 Tours are offered May 12-December 1, 10-2:30 Tuesdays-Saturdays and Noon-2:30 Sundays. Reservations recommended. Telephone: (262) 968-4110; Website: www.tenchimneys.org.
Waukesha County Museum
101 W. Main St., Waukesha; Located in an 1893 courthouse, the museum features three floors of exhibits, tours, special events, camps for kids and a research center that tell the story of Waukesha County from the time of the Ice Age. Tours available for a minimal fee. Open 10-4:30, Tuesdays - Saturdays. Research center open 10-Noon and 12:30-4:30 Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12:30-4:30 Thursdays. Telephone: (262) 521-2859; Website: www.waukeshacountymuseum.org.
West Allis Historical Society Museum
8405 W. National Ave., West Allis; Housed in an 1887 Richardsonian Romanesque "Cream City" brick building, the museum includes artifacts from an old-time dental clinic, a school room, blacksmith shop, pioneer room, tool room, general store, a cemetery plotted in 1849 and a log-cabin school. Research library contains historical information on West Allis and Town of Greenfield. Open 7-9 Tuesdays, 2-4 Sundays or by appointment. Telephone: (414) 541-6970; Website: www.westallishistory.org.