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

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

Things To Know Before You Come

Two voyageurs carrying packs, part of the exhibits in the Heritage Center.
Voyageurs in a Heritage Center exhibit simulate carrying packs along the Grand Portage.
NPS Photo / Mike Plummer-Steen
 

When planning a family vacation, a weekend get-away or even just a Sunday drive, it often helps to know what you will encounter at your destination. This section will assist you in getting around Grand Portage National Monument, what sort of weather conditions you may encounter, and what to look out for that may make your visit a safe one. You can also find out where in the surrounding communities you can eat and sleep or camp, and obtain other amenities you may desire. Pets are welcome on leash in most areas of the Monument, pets are not allowed in the buildings or inside the stockade of the historic depot. It's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with park regulations so that you don't inadvertently break any.

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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.