Live History. Celebrate Heritage.

Travel into the past to discover the present. Explore the partnership of the Grand Portage Ojibwe and the North West Company during the North American fur trade and the NPS today. Follow pathways into a distant time. Experience the sights and smells of a bustling depot reconstructed in its exact location. Hear the beat of the drum echo over Gichigami - Lake Superior.

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Northern Nights, Starry Skies

See a screening of a PBS documentary celebrating star-bright skies, and an exhibit featuring the work of Carl Gawboy and Travis Novitsky.

Two Ojibwe people paddling a birchbark canoe.

Watch Our Park Films

These films offer amazing stories of Ojibwe history and culure from the fur trade to the present.

The Heritage Center sign and flagpoles with a view of the bay.

Basic Information

Visit any time of year to explore. This section provides information like location and hours of operation. We are a fee free area!

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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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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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Camping at Fort Charlotte

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

Line drawing of a moose standing in vegetation, title mooz (moose).

Coloring Pages

Interpretive coloring pages to download. Check back periodically for more images.

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Be a Junior Ranger

Families participate in learning about the parks through Junior Ranger activities.

Last updated: November 19, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 426
Grand Portage , MN 55605


(218) 475-0123

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