Federal_Courthouse

Federal Courthouse FAMILY PASSPORT SITE

Federal_Courthouse
  • 517 E. Wisconsin Avenue
  • http://www.wied.uscourts.gov
  • Hours
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Last admittance to building: 4:15 p.m.
  • Sunday: NOT OPEN
  • Architect and year: James Knox Taylor 1892-99
  • Photography permitted: yes
  • Filming permitted: yes
  • Handicapped accessible: Fully handicapped accessible

The Federal Courthouse is an outstanding example of Richardson Romanesque Revival architecture. Constructed in the 1890s,a major renovation in the 1990s highlights elements of the architectural style. Learn about this Milwaukee gem and the role of the federal courts in our society.

Tours start in the atrium and exhibit hall every twenty minutes. Thereafter, visitors may take a docent guided tour of the ceremonial and centennial courtrooms which will last 40 minutes. Family passport activities include brief introductions to the building, optional “historical” scavenger hunt and family tours of a courtroom at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30. Meet at the “Family” table for these tours. Visitors must go through security–no weapons (including pocket knives) food or drink please. Please note it may  take 20 minutes to get through security.