Packers Heritage Trail (City Walk)
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The City Walk part of the Packers Heritage Trail was patterned after the Freedom Trail in Boston, a 2½-mile walk past 16 nationally significant historical sites. The City Walk is 4½ miles long and leads to 17 landmarks where much of the Packers’ history unfolded over their first 50 years.
While the City Walk is two miles longer than the Freedom Trail, it starts and ends at virtually the same location. The Freedom Trail runs from a Point A to a Point B.
The City Walk starts at the Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, and ends across the street at what was formerly the Chicago & North Western train depot, now Titletown Brewing Co. There are 17 commemorative plaques along the route. Each one features a picture and tells a story about the site’s role in Packers history.
But here are a few caveats.
There are two or three long stretches between plaques. More specifically, the distance from the Press-Gazette building on Walnut Street to City Stadium to Curly Lambeau’s Birthplace Home and back to the former North Western Depot is roughly 3¼ miles.
The longest sections are on Walnut, an arterial residential street lined with older, modest homes; and Main Street, another busy street that’s home to mostly small businesses.
Those inclined to walk a shorter distance could catch the downtown landmarks on foot and drive or take a bus to the more distant sites. Most of the plaques are located in clusters.
That said, those who walk to and from City Stadium would be following in the footsteps of Packers fans of yesteryear. When the Packers played at Hagemeister Park and City Stadium, many fans walked to the games. And Walnut and Main were the main routes to and from the Packers' home field.