Grand Portage

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Grand Portage, MN 55605

Live History. Celebrate Heritage.

Travel into the past to discover the present. Explore the partnership of the Grand Portage Ojibwe and the North West Company during the North American fur trade and the NPS today. Follow pathways into a distant time. Experience the sights and smells of a bustling depot reconstructed in its exact location. Hear the beat of the drum echo over Gichigami – Lake Superior.

Watch Our Park Films

These films offer amazing stories of Ojibwe history and culure from the fur trade to the present.

History & Culture at Grand Portage

Gitchi Onigaming is the Ojibwe term for the “Great Carrying Place” an apt name for 8.5-mile portage trail used for thousands of years.

Explore the Monument virtually

The virtual tour provides a preview of the Heritage Center, Historic Depot, Grand Portage trail and Fort Charlotte site.

Jr. Ranger Program

Families participate in learning about the parks through Junior Ranger activities.

Free Camping Permits at Fort Charlotte

Two backcountry camps allow groups of nine. Only a free permit needs to be completed and sent to the park.

Discover Rendezvous Days & Pow Wow

In August, the drum echoes over Grand Portage Bay announcing the opening of Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow.

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