Packers Heritage Trail: Vince Lombardi's Home

© Photographed October 31, 2018
Sponsored by: Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc.
Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin
44.465803, -88.051997

Vince Lombardi's home during his nine years as coach of the Green Bay Packers is located directly east of here on Sunset Circle. Other family members included wife Marie, son Vince Jr. and daughter Susan.
Lombardi coached the Packers from 1959 to 1967, winning five National Football League championships. He was also the Packers' general manager in 1968.
The family moved into the red brick ranch home, located in what was then the Town of Allouez, in the fall of 1959, Lombardi's first season as coach. They stayed until he accepted the coaching job in Washington in February 1969.
The house included four bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room and a family room. Downstairs was a rec room replete with bar, bar stools and a refrigerator, where the Lombardis entertained after Sunday games in Green Bay.
By all accounts, Vince and Marie were terrific hosts. They usually limited their guest list to close friends, and the post-game parties were almost always victory celebrations.
It was in the rec room where Lombari took a phone call from president John F. Kennedy after winning the 1961 NFL championships, and it was there where Lombardi was frequently interrupted with congratulatory calls following the Ice Bowl in 1967.
The marker is located at Sunset Park, adjacent to the Fox River Trail, and is accessible from Sunset Circle, west of its intersection with Riverside Drive / Wisconsin Highway 57, Allouez, Wisconsin 54301.

Vince Lombardi Official Site

The official website of the World Champion Packers

See also, Brown County: Packers Heritage Trail, for a complete list of markers included in this series. 

 The marker is alongside a trail connecting Sunset Circle
with the Fox River Trail.

 Looking north along the Fox River Trail.

 North of the marker location . . .

 Looking south along the Fox River Trail.

 Beautiful fall colors!

 The pathway back up to Sunset Circle.

 The marker is located at Sunset Park.

 The Lombardi House at 667 Sunset Circle.

The marker is located in Allouez, Wisconsin.

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