Historic Walking Tours

Stroll back in time through these five historic districts on this walking tour!

Central Avenue Historic District
Take a stroll through our downtown as you get to visit the eight historic locations along the route: the Deming Building, German American Bank, Theil Building, Tower Hall, Central Railroad Depot, Thomas Hotel, Noll Building and the Blodgett Hotel.

Park Street Historic District
This historic residential tour allows you to visit a variety of timeless architecture.  In this route you'll discover the Bailey House, Noll House, Vollmar House, Bissell House, McPherson House, The Towers, Doege House and the Booth House.

Pleasant Hill Historic District
This district features several stunning Queen Anne homes and more.  This route will showcase the Wahle / Laird House, Noll House, William A. Sexton, Eli Winch House, Isadoris P. Tiffault House, William Hipke House, Frank A. Cady House and the P.J. Kraus House.

West 5th / 6th Street Historic District
This historic residential tour allows you to visit a variety of timeless architecture.  In this route you'll discover the Edwin Ellsworth House, the Charles E. and Nettie Blodgett House, the Peter J. and Anna Kraus House, Doege House, George D. Jennie Booth House, Loyd E. and Marguerite Felker House, Johnson House and Hahn House.

Upham Mansion Historic District
This tour allows you to see historic buildings centered around the Gov. William H. Upham Mansion.  You will also encounter the old First Presbyterian Church, the Marony Wheeler House, J.B. Borden House, C.J. Sparr House, Burns House, Ellsworth House II and the Frank Upham House.