We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Milwaukee Soldiers Home

5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295-0001
+1 414-939-4743
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Well worth seeking out for architecture

Great complex of late-19th century buildings housing retired soldiers. Now vacant but set on... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
Jim P
via mobile
Stunning architecture

While the buildings are not open to the public, feel free to take a breathtaking walk around the VA... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
paddlegirl2016
,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
via mobile
Read all 7 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good14%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 1, 2017
“Well worth seeking out for architecture ”
Jan 17, 2017
“Stunning architecture ”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295-0001
CONTACT
Website
+1 414-939-4743
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Milwaukee
from US$40.00
More Info
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (7)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Great complex of late-19th century buildings housing retired soldiers. Now vacant but set on spectacular site above Miller Park. Not easy to find. Need to drive behind VA hospital. Nice grounds to walk around. Plenty of parking.

1  Thank Jim P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

While the buildings are not open to the public, feel free to take a breathtaking walk around the VA grounds. The VA is planning a 150th Anniversary this year (1867 - 2015) on the grounds 6-3-17.

Thank paddlegirl2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This attraction is closed to the public as it is currently undergoing renovation! However, the exterior is accessible while the interior maintenance is being done! The building facade has so much detail I could spend several hours snapping shots at various angles and perspectives. The...More

2  Thank ALnG_Photo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I've worked at the VA medical center for 10 years now and my office is located very close to a few of the historical buildings. Every day you can see staff as well as the general public walking or biking along the many paths and...More

1  Thank Nikki Rose G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 May 2015

There are efforts underway to renovate the buildings which date back to the civil war era, and you can find a map as well as a free app for a self guided walking tour to download (at www.savethesoldiershome.com) which will tell you more about the...More

1  Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

If you are in this area and interested in architecture, you can drive through this area and look at buildings. Some are surrounded by fencing and in need of restoration. All buildings are owned by the government.

Thank SharonB231
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 56 hotels in Milwaukee
Best Western Milwaukee West
581 reviews
.45 km away
Village Inn
4 reviews
2.86 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West
394 reviews
3.15 km away
Ambassador Hotel
1,814 reviews
3.51 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mad Rooster Cafe
200 reviews
.69 km away
Culver's
12 reviews
.97 km away
Chili's
22 reviews
.92 km away
Kegel's Inn
180 reviews
.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
West Allis Farmers Market
44 reviews
1.54 km away
Miller Park
2,599 reviews
1.06 km away
Studz Pub & Grill
8 reviews
1.98 km away
Antiqua Restaurant
5 reviews
1.31 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Milwaukee Soldiers Home staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;