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Heritage Hill Historic Park

25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA
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- Nov 25, 2013
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Lake Forest, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is like going back On time and so Close to home, the only problem was to find the place, there Are not signs or much directions on how to get there; the city should do A better job help with that !.

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Lake Forest, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a collection of the original Serano's family adobe ,the original El-Toro one room school and few other structure from the early days of pre commercialized Orange County. Ideal for a Sunday morning with small kids.

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Lake Forest, California
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very small park. I would say if you are stopping in Lake Forest, you can certainly go take a look. I doubt it will be a highlight of your day. As it is in the back of a strip mall, it is easy access but not too enthralling. You can devote an hour at most. Let's face... More

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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The historic site shows what Orange County looked like in the early 1900's. There are a few structures and informative guides. When finished, suggest having breakfast or lunch at Bagels and Brew just in front of the entrance to this historic site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Bagels and brew a wonderful place to be . After a long day of high school , to a place to eat after chruch ,on sunday, or a great place to have a nice And hot Cup of coffe . I call it B and B for bagels and brew . The service is great, and the food is terrfic.... More

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Eureka, California
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Heritage Hill throws great seasonal events. But I go to next door Bagels and Brew, grab a coffee and stroll the beautiful park grounds. It's really peaceful in the morning. There are places to sit and just enjoy the old trees and buildings. I love old El Toro stuff.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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66 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is a wonderful place to take the kids (and/or the dogs) and see what life was like 80 or so years ago. If you go on one of their special days there will also be demonstrations of butter churning and all sorts of other things to see and do. I highly recommend this for a look at California history.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This small park has only four buildings, but it offers a wonderful picture of the history El Toro. On view are an 1863 adobe, a one-room schoolhouse and a church from the 1890s, and a 1908 ranch house. The buildings are furnished in the style typical of their period. Docent-led tours are available. Special events include an Autumn Harvest Festival... More

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Charming, charming, charming -- a piece of local history right in my backyard. Our family has been taking guests here for years...and everyone seems to love it -- children and adults. Four historic buildings take you back to life in Saddleback Valley during another time: the Serrano family's adobe house; the one-room El Toro Grammar School; St. George's Episcopal Church;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Over Christmas I went to heritage hill in lake forest , it was great it had lots of things for the kids , like candle making , making presents , tours and lots of crafts to do . It was very enjoyable and fun even for the adults . The part I enjoyed the best was honey tasting , and... More

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