A Legacy of Tradition and Trade

GRAND PORTAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT

the history of native peoples and the impact of the fur trade

Explore the Heritage Center with stories of the Anishinabe or Ojibwe people of Grand Portage and the North West Company of the North American fur trade. Follow pathways into a distant time. Take in the sights and smells of a bustling depot reconstructed over its original footprint. Listen for the echo of the drum over Grand Portage Bay. To learn more about the history and culture of this national park, watch a short film called "Rendezvous with History: A Grand Portage Story."

Header photo by Tony Webster.

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our five national parks