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

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

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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?

Drawing by C.W. Jefferys of David Thompson in Athabaska Pass 1810.

The great geographer David Thompson mapped most of Canada and the northern U.S. west of Grand Portage (1794-1821) a tribute to the exploratory achievements of the Nor’westers.