Oconomowoc Historic Walking Tour

  • The Oconomowoc Depot, now a fun restaurant to eat at, once served as the place to come and go in the city.

    The Oconomowoc Depot, now a fun restaurant to eat at, once served as the place to come and go in the city.
  • Oconomowoc City Hall is one of the city's older buildings.

    Oconomowoc City Hall is one of the city's older buildings.
  • The Inn at Pine Terrace is a historical home built in the 1900s that now serves as a bed and breakfast.

    The Inn at Pine Terrace is a historical home built in the 1900s that now serves as a bed and breakfast.

From the 1870s to the 1930s, Oconomowoc was known as the "Newport of the West." The city's lakeshore was ringed with the palatial summer homes of wealthy families from Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis. Many of those homes survive and are noted in this self-guided walking tour around Fowler Lake. Visit this link, http://oconomowoc-wi.gov/index.aspx?nid=99 to find out more about the walking tour and download a map of the tour, or visit the Oconomowoc Museum to find out more about the city's history.

Hours of Operation

Museum Hours: May to December, Thursday - Friday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. January through April: Programs and Tours by Appointment

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History