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.

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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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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Rendezvous Days & Pow Wow

Rendezvous Days & Pow Wow is open to the public. Music, dancing, craft demonstrations, and hands-on workshops ensure an exciting weekend.

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George Morrison Exhibit

Connections, an exhibit about the life and art of George Morrison, will be on display at the Heritage Center through the end of October.

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Watch Our Park Films

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

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Camp at Fort Charlotte, Permit Required

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

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Coloring Pages

Interpretive coloring pages to download.

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Be a Junior Ranger

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

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.

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Explore the Monument virtually

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

Last updated: May 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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