Portage, Wisconsin

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Portage, Wisconsin, USA

Attractions in Portage, Wisconsin

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Headquarters 608-742-2949
    W8687 State Road 33, Portage, WI 53901
    This is the only building remaining from the original Fort Winnebago and it overlooks the site where Louis Joliet and Jacues Marquette left Fox River in 1673. The... more info  map

  • Historic Indian Agency House 608-742-6362
    Indian Agency Road, Portage, WI 53901
    This restored site was once the workplace of John Kinzie and his family, the agent to the Winnebago nation in 1832. It has been completly restored and refurnished with... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fox-Wisconsin Portage Site 608-742-6242
    Wauona Trail Street, Portage, WI 53901
    This portage was originally a trading place of furs and supplies for hundreds of years until the treaty of 1828. more info  map

  • Portage Canal 608-742-6242
    Downtown Portage
    This canal was dug using shovels and wheelbarrows in 1838 and was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1876. The canal was 2.3 miles long, 75 feet wide, 7... more info  map

  • Portage Canal Industrial Historic District 608-742-6242
    This beautiful historic district offers a varietyof sites and monuments for various past events. Call for information. more info  map

  • Society Hill Historic District 608-742-3315
    Downtwon Portage
    The Society Hill Residential Historic District consists of about 137 primary buildings, some as old as the 1850's. The large homes of two pulitzer prize winners are also... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • American Legion State Headquarters & Museum 608-745-1090
    2930 American Legion Drive, Portage, WI 53901
    This building houses the American Legion headquarters as well as a museum full of plaques, statues, uniforms, medals, photos, and documents from the history of... more info  map

  • Museum at the Portage 608-742-6682
    804 MacFarlane Road, Portage, WI 53901
    This local Portage museum offers displays and exhibits relative to the history of the city as well as displays for Native American settlements, Fort Winnebago, the... more info  map

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