We invite you to come dig up some historic adventures during Beloit Heritage Days – September 6-8, 2024.

“What Beloit Made, Made Beloit” is the theme for Beloit Heritage Days 2024, which honors the industries and people that were part of building up Beloit. Come delve into the rich and fascinating history of the people who made this beautiful place along the Rock River their home. Beloit area organizations are offering an exciting weekend of learning, hands on activities, tours, and other fun activities for the whole family. The Beloit Heritage Days Passport will guide you on your history-hunting trek throughout Beloit as you explore 12 free events & historic sites over the three day celebration. Visit 4 events and get your passport stamped, then turn it in for a FREE Turtle Sundae complements of Culver’s Of Beloit.

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Get your Beloit Heritage Days Passport stamped at 4 events to earn a FREE Turtle Sundae compliments of Culver’s of Beloit! To receive your Turtle Sundae coupon, take your stamped passport to Tin Dog Records, enter from Mill Street Parking Lot across from the post office. Open Mon-Thu-Fri 12-5pm and Sun, 12-5pm.

More Ways To Explore Beloit’s History

Beloit & Beyond Historical Walking Tour by Visit Beloit – Here’s a fun new way to keep digging into Beloit’s historical locations and possibly win great prizes! Sign up for the passport on Visit Beloit’s website, then choose one of nine trails to start your adventure. Explore the Beloit College campus and Near East Side/College Park or the beautiful homes on Bluff and Merrill Street and in the Milwaukee and Emerson Residential Historic District. You’ll be mesmerized by our charming Downtown and Riverfront. At the end of the year (12/31/2024), any person who completes all the stops of any trail will be entered to win a Beloit Prize Package valued at $625. Complete five trails, get entered five times!  Click here to get your passport for Beloit & Beyond Historical Walking Tour by Visit Beloit 

Optional Self-Guided Walking Tours

  • Near East Side Historic District Walking Tour takes you by stylish homes of prominent citizens from the 1800s. Guide: bitly/beloiteast
  • The Bluff Street Historic District – Beautiful, historic homes along Bluff Street  Guide:  bitly/beloitbluff
  • Oakwood Cemetery, 1221 Clary St, Beloit, this historic cemetery has fascinating headstones and mausoleums and beautiful war memorial sculptures.
  • “Beloit: A River Runs Through It” a brand new tour book of Beloit history along the Rock River. This 56-page guide features 17 locations. $10 – Available at Beloit Historical Society, 845 Hackett St, Beloit.
  • Water Spirit Mound at Totem Park, 1998 Totem Rd; This small park has two Native American Indian Mounds, one is a 157 ft. “water spirit”. Then head into the woods to take a walk on “Moccasin Trail”, the original Native American walking trail along Turtle Creek.