Historic Walking Tour

The self-guided tour highlights the distinctive architecture of the downtown district while offering the opportunity to get a glimpse of the story of De Pere’s earliest days. Explore the most notable historical buildings, monuments and markers downtown De Pere, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The activity that is the subject of this web page has been financed in part with Federal Funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Dept. of the Interior or the Wisconsin Historical Society. Nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Dept. of the Interior or the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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Brown County Courthouse Marker

CA Lawton Company

De Pere Lock and Dam Historic District 

De Pere Public Library

Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln Marker

John Baeten Store Building 

Main Avenue Historic District 

Marquette Jolliet Expedition Historical Marker #189 

Polo-Resto Service Station 

Rapides des Peres-Voyageur Park Historical Marker #266 

South Broadway Historic District 

St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church (former) 

St. John’s Lutheran Church  

St. Norbert College Historic District 

Steckart and Falck Double Block 

Union House Hotel

White Pillars Museum and Historical Marker #262