Introduction to De Pere, Wisconsin
De Pere History
Pere Claude-Jean Allouez established the St. Francis Xavier Mission in 1671 on the area now known as De Pere. De Pere was officially incorporated in 1857.
De Pere and nearby Attractions
- Neville Public Museum of Brown County
- Plamann County Park
- Hazelwood Historic House Museum
- High Cliff State Park
- National Railroad Museum
- Heritage Hill State Park
Things To Do In De Pere
While in De Pere, one can visit parks like the Veterans of Foreign Wars Park, Legion Park and the Brown County Fair Grounds. Those hoping to learn more about the area’s history may enjoy a visit to the Neville Public Museum of Brown County, the Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center the Hazelwood Historic House Museum or the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum. Churches in the area include Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Saint Francis Xavier’s Roman Catholic Church and Saint John’s Lutheran Church. Local festivals include Celebrate De Pere, which is held every May, and Brown County Fair, held every August.
De Pere Transportation
Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.
De Pere Higher Education
Saint Norbert College is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Lakeland College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Concordia University-Wisconsin.