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.

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.

Overview looking down at Historic palisade, Great Hall and other buildings with Lake Superior

History & Culture at Grand Portage

Gitchi Onigaming is the Ojibwe term for the “Great Carrying Place” an apt name for 8.5-mile portage trail used for thousands of years.

Long table set for a meal with table cloth, dishes, lanterns

Explore the Monument virtually

The virtual tour provides a preview of the Heritage Center, Historic Depot, Grand Portage trail and Fort Charlotte site.

Junior rangers wearing sashes festooned with Junior Ranger badges

Jr. Ranger Program

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

Scene up the Pigeon River

Free Camping Permits at Fort Charlotte

Two backcountry camps allow groups of nine. Only a free permit needs to be completed and sent to the park.

Birchbark canoes in the historic encampment

Discover Rendezvous Days & Pow Wow

In August, the drum echoes over Grand Portage Bay announcing the opening of Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow.

Last updated: February 1, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 426
Grand Portage, MN 55605

Phone:

(218) 475-0123

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