As its name implies, Heritage Hill State Historic Park is a 56-acre outdoor museum filled with historic structures adorning a lovely hill that offers views of the Fox River, Lambeau Field, and even towards downtown Green Bay (more so when the leaves aren’t on the trees.) Over two dozen historic structures from fur trade-era log cabins to original stores and even buildings from Fort Howard, which gave rise to Green Bay, dot the hill.
During the warm months, you’ll find live interpreters in period clothing running around who will gladly fill you in on the history that abounds. Over 6,600 artifacts are among their collection, some pieces dating back to the 1600s when French explorers first started pulling up on the shores of Green Bay thinking they’d made it to Asia (the Native Americans already there informed them otherwise, of course.)
There’s a Belgian farm and Moravian church on the grounds, as well as a newer educational center for classes and program and even events, which are increasingly popular here. Many events take place here throughout the year, although many are currently on hold, pending this whole COVID-19 situation.
You’ll find Heritage Hill State Historic Park near the east bank of the Fox River in Allouez, just north and east of where Highways 57 and 172 (the southern part of the beltway around Green Bay) meet. Highway 32 is just across the river; I-41 is also just to the west, and Highways 29, 54, and U.S. 141 are just to the north. I-43 is about five miles to the east. It’s very easy to get to!
Heritage Hill State Historic Park Address:
2640 S. Webster Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54301