Museum at the Portage

Portage Canal Diggers

Portage Canal Diggers

Artifacts, maps and photographs capturing the history of Wisconsin's third oldest settlement are featured in the Museum at the Portage. The past is illuminated through hundreds of authentic pieces from this unique place at the intersection of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Discover the story of Portage as you explore area history and culture shaped by the influences of rivers, native people, early explorers, brickyards, railroads, and local residents.

Hours of Operation

April, May, Sept & Oct: Open Thurs thru Sat, 1-4PM. June, July & August: Open Tues thru Sat, 1-4 PM.


Located in downtown Portage.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Military Heritage
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical