Basic Information

170 Mile Creek Road
Grand Portage, MN 55605

Traveling northeast or southwest on MN Hwy 61 visitors will see signs alerting the approach to Grand Portage National Monument. A right turn exit lane or left turn from Hwy 61 at the Grand Portage Trading Post will take visitors onto Casino Road. Turn left at the first stop sign from Casino Road to Mile Creek Road. About 3/4 mile on Mile Creek Road, look for a large wooden entrance sign on your left. Turn left up the short hill into the Heritage Center parking lot.

Grand Portage National Monument

Heritage Visitor Center: Summer hours: Daily 8:30am - 5:00pm CDT - Memorial weekend through Columbus (Indigenous People's) Day. Winter hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm CST - Columbus (Indigenous People's) Day through.Memorial Weekend. Historic Depot Open Seasonally: Daily 9:00am - 5.00pm CST Memorial weekend through Columbus (Indigenous People's) Day. Park Grounds and trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Short, warm summers and long, cold winters define the climate of northern Minnesota. Average range of summer temperature is from 55°F to 78°F in July and average range of winter temperatures is from –11°F to 12°F in January. Average annual precipitation in Grand Portage, MN is about 32 inches.

Entrance Fees:

Grand Portage National Monument is fee free. - $0.00

Grand Portage National Monument is fee free. This includes visiting the heritage (visitor) center and the historic depot (great hall, kitchen, canoe warehouse, gatehouse, stockade and picnic grounds. Camping at Fort Charlotte requires a free camping reservation for the two back country campsites. To preserve the campsites, no more than nine campers may occupy a campsite at one time.

Heritage Center/Headquarters

The Heritage Center includes two floors of exhibits, a classroom where a feature film is shown, an Eastern National bookstore, artwork murals by Carl Gawboy, David Gilsvik, David Geister, Howard Sivertson and Eastman Johnson and images of Grand Portage by photographer Travis Novitsky. The second floor is park headquarters.

 
Fog shrouds the land on Lake Superior.
View from Heritage Center entry. Fog shrouds Hat Point and Grand Portage Island on Lake Superior.

NPS

 

Welcome to Grand Portage National Monument!

Visit any time of year to explore exhibits, trails and events next to Lake Superior. This section provides important information for visiting the monument and region.

 
Great Hall during Rendezvous Days
Operating Hours and Seasons
The monument's Heritage Center and trails are open year-round. The Historic Depot (Great Hall, kitchen, canoe warehouse, Voyageurs Encampment, Ojibwe Village, and historic gardens) is open generally from Memorial through Columbus weekends.
 
Clerk's office desk with quill pens, sealing wax and books.
Fees and Passes
All areas in the park are fee free!
 
Kiosk at Ft. Charlotte.
Permits and Reservations
Free backcountry camping permits are necessary to camp at Fort Charlotte.
 
Sled dogs running.
Pets
Pets must be on lease and under your control. Pets are not allowed in the buildings or inside the stockade fence of the Historic Depot. Please be prepared to remove waste your pet may leave.

Last updated: March 3, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 426
Grand Portage, MN 55605

Phone:

(218) 475-0123

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