The Charles Allis Art Museum is now open. Visitation is by reservation only. Make a reservation through the "Plan Your Visit" tab below. The museum continues to follow state and local health and safety measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. These include masks, social distancing, and capacity limits. More information is available when making a reservation. 

Thank you for making a reservation to visit the Charles Allis Art Museum!

To address the risks of coronavirus, the museum's reopening plan follows governmental health and safety guidelines. We have established thorough cleaning and safety protocols. All staff will wear face masks and surfaces will be routinely cleaned and disinfected. Reservations will allow us to monitor capacity, giving you the social distance and time you need to explore the museum and garden. Reservations are for up to one hour inside the museum and up to an additional hour for exploration of the garden. All visitors are required to bring and wear a face mask while at the museum. Please review our full health and safety guidelines below.

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Guidelines for Visiting the Charles Allis Art Museum During the Covid-19 Pandemic

To help insure safety of our staff and visitors, please adhere to the following guidelines when visiting.


Advanced reservations are required to visit the museum. Please arrive at your scheduled time to allow for congestion free check-in. Parking at the museum is limited. Please allow enough time for street parking. Group size per reservation time slot is a maximum of nine people.

Face Masks and Coverings

We request all visitors bring and wear a face mask/covering when on museum grounds. Milwaukee’s mask mandate requires masks be worn at all businesses open to the public. (Children under under three years old do not need to wear a mask.)

Physical Distancing

Please remain with your group while visiting and remain at least six feet from fellow museum visitors when possible.

Public Seating

Seating is limited within the museum as historic furniture has been removed due to sanitizing concerns. A limited number of chairs have been set up and are routinely disinfected.

Hand Sanitizing

Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the museum. We ask that all visitors sanitize their hands before entering the museum and when they have a need to touch handrails or other surfaces. Many of the museum’s surfaces are historic in nature and difficult to sanitize repeatedly. Please limit touching surfaces when possible.


Initially restrooms will be closed during your visit. Please plan accordingly. Please check with staff for updates on restroom availability.

Illness or Exposure

Please wait to visit the museum if you are someone in your household are not feeling well. If anyone has had contact with someone who is known to have Covid-19 please plan your visit after quarantining for 14 days.

Go with the Flow

Visitors will encounter directional signage in certain parts of the museum to help with social distancing. Please adhere to the traffic flow in these areas.


Personal photography and videography are permitted at the Charles Allis Art Museum. A general photography permit is required for all engagement, family and school pictures or any other posed photography session that used the museum as a backdrop and/or required special attire. Personal photography permits are $75/hr. and must be obtained in advance of your visit by contacting our rentals manager at

A permit and certificate of insurance are required for all commercial and advertising photography. Wedding, commercial, and advertising photography permits start at $200/hr. and can be obtained by contacting our rentals manager at