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Heritage Hill Historic Park

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Great place to learn about early Orange County

It's a great park to visit. The old school and church are great and walking through the adobe was... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
Lake Forest, California
A little slice of history

Great little museum and site. Hidden behind a shopping center, it's not super easy to find, but it... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

It's a great park to visit. The old school and church are great and walking through the adobe was interesting. The grounds are beautiful and when they do the Christmas event, they really decorate the place to the nines. Well worth the effort to go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great little museum and site. Hidden behind a shopping center, it's not super easy to find, but it is worth a visit. Great history of Orange County.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 2kornsontherun
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I had been so impressed that when I retired I became a docent. I love being a School Marm, and doing the Native American tours, as well as Hands On. The Native American tour is excellent for 3rd grade, as it meets the standards for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F3772LJmaryr
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Larry gave us a very nice and informative, free tour of the grounds and 4 buildings. We were so surprised to find the park full of history smack dab in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle of Orange County. The schoolhouse is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janicep255
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Heritage Hill is very hard to find. I actually came across it on accident while driving through the shopping center it is located by. It is in the shopping center off of Lake Forest and Trabuco with Ralphs and Ace Hardeware. It is in the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Solstice63
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Always love the Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill. Very festive and love the many performers such as the Flamenco dancers, guitarist, carolers, and many more!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tera J
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Nestled in eucalyptus trees surrounding Serrano Park are a collections of historic buildings of 1800’s including a church,school, and an Adobe house. There is also a small museum showing the life of native Americans who lived in the area. Docent led tours are available. Picnic...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I've visited here several times. It's a great place to take out-of-town visitors to let them see some of the history of El Toro (now sadly renamed Lake Forest). There's an old adobe which is on its original site and there are another 3 buildings...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank geomoffat
Reviewed December 21, 2017

we had such a fantastic time taking the tour led by the wonderful docent. The history is fascinating and the houses and buildings are genuinely Incredible. What Rich history there is!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Christy S
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

As a first time visitor we were impressed with all the historical buildings decorated with lights and the luminaires along the paths. They have the best and kindest looking Santa and Mrs. Claus that does crafts with the munchkins. Dickens Carolers, puppet show, chestnuts roasting...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KarenK518
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