Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage

4.8
#16 of 74 in Museums in Minnesota
Grand Portage National Monument is located in Grand Portage. A visit to Grand Portage National Monument represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Grand Portage trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We toured the park and were quite surprised to see people dressed up in period costumes making canoes, building fires and making beaver hats. We loved the demonstrations and the people were so helpful...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We visited on our family vacation which included my 60 year old parents down to my 10&12 year olds. We all really enjoyed this visit. It was very informative and just the right amount to take in durin...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Grand Portage National Monument is very well done - informative visitor center, the fort & exhibits well done. The staff all dressed in clothing to the time period, and very willing to engage you in h...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    I brought my wife here on July 24, 2016. This place is freaking awesome! Any history buff will love walking the palisade wall and going inside the structures. The originals were destroyed by fire (lightning) strike decades ago but they were rebuilt and are pretty accurate. There's hands on learning for kids. There's pelts, coloring activities, an Indian village and a canoe which they can touch. They let me sit down and color the kids activity pages which is not creepy in any way even though I'm 33. Can't wait to actually bring my kids along next week. If anyone pretends to be Daniel Day Lewis we can play Last of The Mohicans and shoot finger guns at each other.
  • May 25, 2017
    Great display and film about the area. The people were very friendly and were willing to spend time with us to explain what was available at the Monument. This is a location that has a stamp for your Passport to your national parks.
  • June 22, 2017
    Great movie at vistor center. Exhibts at stockade and people there in period dress using period hand tools were very interesting. Very worthwhile. Thourghly enjoyed the experience.
  • March 4, 2017
    Always worth a visit. Spend a few hours walking through the visitors center and old trading post. You may encounter a few characters dressed in period costumes that will fill you in on some interesting fur trading history.
  • June 16, 2017
    The movie at the museum is outstanding. Make sure to see it first before walking around.

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