Two Day History Tour

Short trips can be the best. You’ll pack a lot of fun and sight-seeing into your limited time in a new place. Kenosha has plenty to see and do, you could certainly make an extended stay of your visit. However, if you only have two days of touring, here is an idea of some of the must-do items that groups enjoy. 


9 AM – At the Civil War Museum, board a train bound for the battle front and hear personal stories of soldiers, nurses, doctors and clergymen. Travel back home on a riverboat and see how life was forever changed.

11:30 AM – Tour Durkee Mansion and Kemper Center. The 1860’s await you in great splendor and elegance in this lovingly restored Victorian mansion along Lake Michigan.

1 PM – Enjoy a taste of Deutschland hospitality, with a German lunch at House of Gerhard where the Old World Charm will make you feel simply “Wunderbar”.

2:30 PM – Take a ride into yesteryear aboard an authentic Electric Streetcar!

3:00 PM – Enjoy a step-on guide tour along the Lake Michigan shore, and through Kenosha’s four National Register Historic Districts.

4 PM – Tour Tenuta’s Delicatessen, a Kenosha tradition since 1950. Savor the aroma as you enter the European market featuring many specialty groceries and spices. Don’t miss the cannoli!

5 PM – Check into one of Kenosha’s premier hotels for the evening.

6 PM – Enjoy an Italian-American dinner at Casa Capri, one of Kenosha’s oldest and finest restaurants featuring steaks, seafood, and authentic Italian recipes.


9 AM – Visit Rhode Center for the Arts and the adjacent Pollard Gallery. Tour the beautiful historic theater. Pollard Gallery, one of many Kenosha Area art galleries, has on exhibit a partial collection of portraits by international portrait artist George Pollard and children’s works by Nan Pollard.

10:30 AM – See how Kenosha County developed and grew at the Kenosha History Center. Discover Kenosha’s rich automaking history! You may also climb to the top of the 1866 Southport Lighthouse.

NOON – Enjoy a lakeside lunch at Boat House Dockside Pub & Eatery.

1:30 PM – Shop and save 30-75% at Jockey Factory Store in Downtown Kenosha. The company has called Kenosha home since 1893!

2:45 PM – Shop for produce, baked goods, jams, dips, pickles, and more at the Country Store at Jerry Smith Farm, a third generation locally owned and operated family farm (seasonal).

4:00 PM – Depart for home with Kenosha Swag and postcards in hand to share with all your friends.

For group tour assistance, contact (262) 654-7307 ext. 22.