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

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Heritage Center is open year round, the Historic Depot (Great Hall, Kitchen, Canoe Warehouse, Ojibwe Village, Voyageur Encampment and Three Sisters and Kitchen Historic Heirloom Gardens) is open seasonally. The schedule below will help you plan your visit to the Monument this year. All venues are free of charge.

Hours of Operation
Heritage Center and Park Headquarters: Open Year Round
Memorial Weekend Hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Daily) May 24 - 26, 2014
Summer Hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Daily) May 24 - October 13, 2014
Winter Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday-Friday) October 14, 2014 - May 22, 2015
Open Winter Saturdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Saturday) December 13, 2014 - February 7, 2015
Mount Rose Trail Open Dawn to Dusk
Grand Portage Trail Open Dawn to Dusk

Historic Depot: Open Seasonally
Memorial Weekend Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Daily) May 24 - 26, 2014
Closed (Budget Cuts) May 27 - 30, 2014
Summer Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Daily) May 31 - October 13, 2014
Closed For Winter October 14, 2014 - May 22, 2015


The annual Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow, the height of the season at Grand Portage National Monument, is always the second full weekend of August. Rendezvous Days this year will be August 10, 11, & 12, 2013. View past activities during Rendezvous Days, please see the 2005 - 2011 Rendezvous Days events in the link to Rendezvous Days and Powwow archive on our Rendezvous Days and Powwwow page. The 2013 schedule will be posted once events are finalized around July 2012.


If you have any further questions, please e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Alexander Mackenzie - Grand Portage National Monument

Nor’Wester Alexander Mackenzie jumped off from Grand Portage to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1793, 13 years before Lewis and Clark crossed the continent.