Monroe, WI

Grab your friends and enjoy your own Murder Mystery Tour around Monroe’s Historic Square!

Walking tours start and end at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, the original Arabut Ludlow Library, with multiple historic stops along the way. Tours are based on scenes from the ‘Monroe Mystery Book Series’ by William Mitchell Ross and highlight historic buildings throughout the downtown area.


Our group tours are ideal for corporate outings, class reunions, family gatherings and tourist groups. Private group tours are available by appointment only, for groups of 10 or more. We can also connect you to additional area attractions while you explore the beauty and history of Monroe, WI. 

You may use our registration form to request your date for a tour or contact our office at 608-325-7648 for more information. 


June – September 2022

Tours are available on the second and fourth Fridays June – September. Tours are free with an at will donation. Register now to reserve your spot!

Tours are available June through September. Please contact the Chamber to reserve tickets 608-325-7648


Willam Mitchell Ross

Bill Ross has lived and worked in Monroe for over thirty years. He was employed in the Dairy Industry managing a Whey Protein Plant. During his time in Monroe, he has volunteered on the Chamber of Commerce Board, has been an instructor at Blackhawk Technical College, and most significantly, has served the city of Monroe as mayor for eighteen years. In 2011, he published his first murder mystery novel, “Deceived by Self”, to lift up the culture of Monroe and Green County as a tourist destination and to celebrate our rich Swiss heritage. He and his wife, Marilyn, continue to live and to enjoy our beautiful city, and all it has to offer.


Books are Available at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce Office, Amazon, and Xlibris Publishing.

Chamber of Commerce Book Special!

Get the set of his first 8 books for $60.00 including the previously sold out Echos Screaming in the Night!  Available only by stopping at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Industry!


How to get here

Walking tours start and end at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce with multiple historic stops along the way. The Chamber is located inside the original Arabut Ludlow Library, located at 1505 9th Street, Monroe, WI 53566.

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