Live History. Celebrate Heritage.

Travel into the past to discover the present. Explore the partnership between the Grand Portage Anishinaabe and the North West Company during the North American fur trade. Experience the sights and smells of a bustling depot reconstructed in its historic location. See how it shaped co-management with the NPS today. Follow pathways to the past to imagine a drum echo over Gichigami - Lake Superior.

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Plan Your Visit

Things to know to help plan your visit to Grand Portage National Monument.

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Things To Do

What can you do at Grand Portage? Visit the Depot, hike a trail, see the park film, be a Junior Ranger...

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Top 10 Tips for Visiting Grand Portage

Planning a visit to the monument? Plan like a ranger with these tips.

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Moose Exhibit Upstairs, Heritage Center

See a full size moose, a painting by a local artist, and moose-related objects. Learn how important this animal is to the North Shore.

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Rendezvous with History

Watch the park film online in English or Anishinaabemowin.

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Be a Junior Ranger!

Junior Rangers have fun discovering history, while learning about why we need to protect the special treasures found in our National Parks.

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Backcountry Camping at Fort Charlotte

Two remote backcountry campsites allow groups of nine. Obtain your free permit online at least two weeks in advance.

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Pets at the Monument

Leashed pets are welcome in several areas.

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Stewardship at the Monument

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has long been involved in stewardship of the Monument.

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Co-management at Grand Portage

Did you know that Grand Portage National Monument is the first National Park Service unit to be co-managed with a Tribal Nation? Learn more.

A map of the upper part of North America with a red path showing the fur trade route.
History & Culture

Native technology and the cultural exchange that took place here during the fur trade led to exploration and mapping the continent.

A birchbark wigwam and canoe with other tradition Anishinaabe items.
Let's Speak Anishinaabemowin!

Tips for pronunciation and recorded words in Anishinaabemowin with English translation.

Last updated: July 2, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 426
Grand Portage, MN 55605


(218) 475-0123

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