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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: February 14, 2018