In partnership with

Atomic Appleton Bike Tour
Appleton in the Great War
Jailbreakers, Bootleggers, & Highwaymen

Tuesday - Sunday

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

920-735-9370

Asylum Revisited

History on the Go!

​​​​Join the History Museum and Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley for a fun summer of walking and biking tours focusing on local history. There is no better way to explore our region than learning about the past and present in this fun and interactive series. We may be adding more 2017 tours, so check back here or watch our Facebook page for updates!

To register, please use our safe online payment or call 920-735-9370. Any inquiries may be directed to Curator Emily Rock:

Emily@myhistorymuseum.org; 920-735-9370 x 115.


All tours start in front of the museum (330 E College Ave) unless otherwise specified. 



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SOLD OUT Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple Walking Tour: Part II
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00pm

$10.00 / person, $5.00 / member                                                              

Open the doors and learn about the people who built and worshiped in Appleton. Join us once again on a pilgrimage as we explore some more of the architecture and influential congregations that shaped Appleton. We will touch on many of the religions represented in Appleton and even explore the inside of some our grandest houses of worship. If you attended this tour in 2016, we will be including some different churches.



Atomic Appleton Bike Tour
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:00pm

$10.00 / person, $5.00 / member

Come explore what Appleton was like in the 1950s. Meet in front of the Museum. All attendees must wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road. Tour will be approximately 1.5 hrs long and cover about 8-10 miles at a leisurely pace.





 
Appleton in the Great War Walking Tour
August 16, 2017
6:00pm

$10.00/person, $5.00/member

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I. Join us as we walk the historic grounds of Riverside and St. Joseph’s Cemeteries, and remember the courage and ultimate sacrifice of Appleton’s Company A – 150th Machine Gun Battalion, during The Great War. We will meet in the front of Riverside Cemetery at the main entrance on Owaissa St. and conclude the tour in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A pair of good walking shoes is recommended!





 

Jailbreakers, Bootleggers, & Highwaymen
August 30, 2017
6:00pm

$10.00/person, $5.00/member

Join us for a walking tour of sites associated with the history of crime and vice. Learn about the murderers, chicken fighting ringleaders, and general miscreants who left their imprint on downtown Appleton. Meet in front of Museum.







Asylum Revisited Walking Tour 
September 13, 2017
6:00pm

$10.00/person, $5/member

The land behind Brewster Village looks like an empty field, but it once supported a towering brick facility, outbuildings, and acres of farmland to sustain the Outagamie County Asylum. Using historic maps and photographs, we will reconstruct the asylum grounds as we imagine stepping inside resident housing, visit the site of an act of arson, and explore the community that once lived and worked there. Meet at the parking lot for the Outagamie County Cemetery behind Brewster Village.








SOLD OUT Where Everybody Knows Your Name Historic Pub Crawl
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00pm

$10.00/person, $5.00/member

Put on your walking shoes for a tour of downtown Appleton's historic pubs. The tour will stop inside four taverns and highlight others noted for their individuality and preservation. Pull up a stool inside taverns frequented by Sen. Joseph McCarthy, admire Victorian back bars and hear the stories and gossip behind each location.  Price does not include drinks. About 2 hours. Meet in front of the History Museum.

This tour is already sold out--we may be scheduling another one this summer--stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for details.


 
SOLD OUT Spiritualists, Hauntings, & Urban Legends Walking Tour
Wednesday, October 25, 2017                                  
6:00pm

$10.00 / person, $5.00 / member

Do you believe in ghosts? Candlelight will guide our journey of hauntings, séances, and downright creepy unexplained events. We will visit the site of a haunted brewery, spooky office tower, and other ghostly visions, and perhaps catch a glimpse of Charlie, Irving, or Madam Lottie. Not for the faint of heart.


​This tour is already sold out--we may be scheduling another one this fall--stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for details.