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Vilas Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Approximate address 1598 Drake Street
Madison, WI 53711
  • Presented By: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Dates: 6/13/2024, 6/29/2024, 7/25/2024, 8/17/2024
  • Location: At the intersection of Garfield, Grant and Drake Streets (across from Vilas Park)
  • Phone: (608) 441-8864
  • Time: Thursday Tours at 6:00 P.M., Saturday Tours at 10:00 A.M.
  • Price: Adults $15, Students $5, Free for Madison Trust Members Tickets must be purchased online in advance Ticket sales close 24 hours prior to each tour
OVERVIEW

VILAS: Lake Wingra: Homes, History & Mounds

Experienced how the historically unique Vilas Neighborhood has it all, from Indian Mounds and the popular Vilas Park to architecture ranging from Prairie and Queen Anne to Tudor and Georgian Revival. Rising up a hill from wetlands and Lake Wingra, the Vilas Neighborhood (originally called Wingra Park) developed as one of Madison’s first residential suburbs as the city expanded. Learn what was destroyed and what was preserved as new homes went up. Over 130 years later, the neighborhood retains its unique aspects and continues to bustle with liveliness.

Meet: At the intersection of Garfield, Grant and Drake Streets (across from Vilas Park)

Length: 1 ½ hours

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