Directions to First Church
From the West
Off I-94, continue east on I-794 to the Van Buren exit. Follow Van Buren north to Ogden St. Turn right on Ogden and go three blocks east to Astor.
From North on I-43
Exit onto McKinley Ave and go east (left). Continue on McKinley to Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. (McKinley becomes Knapp St. at that point.) Continue on Knapp until it ends at Jefferson St. Go north (left) on Jefferson 1 block to Ogden. Go east (right) on Ogden to Astor.
From the South
Heading north to Milwaukee on I-43/I-94, continue onto I-43 northbound through the Marquette Interchange. Exit onto McKinley Blvd and go east (right). Continue on McKinley to Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. (McKinley becomes Knapp St. at that point.) Continue on Knapp until it ends at Jefferson St. Go north (left) on Jefferson 1 block to Ogden. Go east (right) on Ogden to Astor.
Our church has no parking lot, so we rely on street parking and a nearby parking lot with 80 spots for Sunday parking at 1201-1237 North Van Buren Street (located next to the post office on Van Buren and Juneau).
This map shows the parking lot location, which is about four blocks from church, and it’s one-half block from the Hop streetcar stop on Jackson and Juneau. All you need to do is enter a special First Church code in the parking entrance machine, and parking is free to you.
– Enter the lot from Van Buren or Juneau.
– Park vehicle and go to the pay station.
– Enter your license plate number.
– Select the rate: UUMKE.
– It will ask if you have a coupon code. Select YES.
– Enter code: 1842 (the year our church was founded).
– Display rate is $0.
– No need to print a receipt or place a receipt on your dash.
The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is located on these Milwaukee County Transit bus lines: routes 14, 30, and 30X. We are a short distance from routes 15, Green Line, and Gold line. Please visit the Milwaukee County Transit website for more information. Another option is the Milwaukee Hop Streetcar, which stops at our church corner. We are also just two blocks off a major northbound off-street bike trail, and have a bicycle rack located on the north side of our building.