“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!” Did you know, there are many great historic walking tours you can find online from throughout Sheboygan County? Here are a few from around the county we would like to highlight for you to be able to get out to walk, ride, or drive to discover local history!

Updated May 19, 2020

Sheboygan – StriveOn App:

Sheboygan has a new historic walking tour through the app StriveOn! Discover the Downtown Historical Tour, and enjoy the Vollrath and Memorial Historic Neighborhood Walks that our Executive Director Travis Gross gave in 2019! This is a project we are excited to see the city doing and look forward to working with them to share more local history in a fun way 👏
You can download the app through Apple Store and Google Play to start discovering!

StriveOn App

Sheboygan Falls Historic Walking Tour:

Go explore beautiful Sheboygan Falls! They have a wonderful historic walking tour available that show off the historic districts, storefronts and buildings, and other fascinating stops waiting for you to discover!

Click the link below to see the digital version of the brochure:
https://sheboyganfalls.org/…/uploa…/2017/11/FallsMap117.pdf…

Sheboygan Falls Historic Walking Tour

Historic Plymouth Walking Tour:

Go explore beautiful Plymouth! They have a wonderful historic walking tour available that shows off some of the gorgeous historic, landmarked homes and buildings. History is waiting for you to discover!

Click the link below to see the digital version of the brochure:
https://plymouthwisconsin.com/…/r…/historic-walking-tour.pdf

Historic Plymouth Walking Tour

Elkhart Lake Historic Race Circuits:

Go explore the Historic Race Circuits in Elkhart Lake! Check out this website that has a map to guide you to each stop on the race and learn about the history of open road sports car races in the 1950’s. So jump in the car and get ready to discover! On your mark…Get set…GO!

P.S. – We realize this is a race circuit…but please refrain from speeding
https://historicracecircuits.com/

Elkhart Lake Historic Race Circuits

Historic Random Lake Walking Tour:

Go explore lovely Random Lake! The Random Lake Area Historical Society created a walking tour that featured 17 historic properties from the time period of 1865 – 1926. Learn about beautiful homes, churches, and commercial buildings, and discover their stories!
Our apologies for the pages of the tour being somewhat out of order. This is a scan of a printed copy the Museum had in our records.

Historic Random Lake Walking Tour

Wisconsin Historic Rustic Roads

For our final post in this series we would like to share how you can explore historic Wisconsin Rustic Roads! Memorial Day Weekend is typically the kickoff to weekend getaways and trips “Up North.” Your plans may have changed a little this year, put you can still jump in the car for a short little road trip celebration! The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a full listing of Rustic Roads that you can explore, including Rustic Road 63 right here in Sheboygan County! So jump in the car, enjoy a lovely drive through the country, and imagine what it must have been like to travel these roads years ago. What will you discover along the way? History is waiting for you! 🚗

Click the link below to see the map of Southeast Wisconsin Rustic Roads and start planning your road trip today! https://wisconsindot.gov/…/travel/road/rusti…/southeast.aspx

Southeast WI Rustic Roads

 

Want more historic tours? We are currently developing more of our own! We hope to announce those to you soon! Stay tuned!

 

Now get out there and see what you’ll discover!