DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture.

Walk and Talk and Ale and Architecture will provide insights into Dubuque’s historic buildings.

Walk and Talk are 45-60 minute lunchtime tours in downtown Dubuque including the Historic Federal Building, the Roshek building, US Bank and the Grand Opera House. Tours will focus on form and function with interior/exterior interpretation.

Ale and Architecture consists of 90-120 minute walking tours of bars in the historic upper and lower Main Streets. Patrons will make 2-3 stops in bars along the route and can purchase their own drinks at each stop. Tours will be given by Jason Neises, Vice Chair of the Dubuque County Preservation Committee.


Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form above.


  • Walk & Talk: Cottingham & Butler Building (Security Building)
    Thursday, May 17, 12:00pm
    Cottingham & Butler lobby, 8th & Main
  • Ale & Architecture: Courthouse District
    Thursday, June 28, 6:00pm (Rescheduled from 2/21!)
    Grand Tap, 802 Central Ave
    NOTE : Tour does not return to the starting location; ends at The Smokestack, 62 E. 7th St.
  • Walk & Talk: US Bank Building & Dubuque Museum of Art
    Thursday, July 19, 12:00pm
    Dubuque Museum of Art lobby, 701 Locust St.
  • Ale & Architecture: Central Ave. Corridor
    Thursday, August 23, 6:00pm
    Noonan’s Tap, 1618 Central Ave.
    NOTE : Tour does not return to the starting location; ends at Next Phase Karaoke Bar, 1902 Central Ave.


Walk & Talk – $5 suggested donation

Ale & Architecture – $15 ($10 DuMA Members)