Viewaukee: A look into Milwaukee’s past from the present.
Explore Milwaukee’s history in a whole new way.


Through the binoculars, passersby can literally see what
their surroundings used to look like, giving them a unique view of the past.

Immerse yourself in Milwaukee’s history with Viewaukee. Enjoy a look into the past from the present and learn how Milwaukee’s neighborhoods came to be what they are today; creating a unique and vibrant city. Viewaukee viewers are free and there for you to explore.

Viewaukee viewers are a new and exciting way to explore and understand Milwaukee by learning about its past. Started in 2020, these special viewers, now found in 17 locations, are modified to show you a view from the past from the same viewpoint as the present. A free experience, seek one out or find them all as you learn about Milwaukee then and now.

Milwaukee County Historical Society
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