• A fall day on Mt. Rose overlooking the historic depot at Grand Portage.

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota


The Historic Gardener weeds

The Historic Gardener tends the kitchen gardens.

NPS Photo / Mike Plummer-Steen

In the Historic Gardens varieties are grown which may have been grown at Grand Portage, posts westward into Canada and east to Fort Michilimackinac and Montreal. Read more about The Historic Gardens at Grand Portage National Monument in the link here or on the left side navigation.

Did You Know?

A Montreal canoe at Grand Portage National Monument

The 40 foot “Montreal” class of birchbark canoe used on the Great Lakes during the 18th century, could carry the weight of two mid-sized cars…that’s over four tons or about 8,000 pounds!