The city of Portage marks an ancient overland portage that was a strategic link between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. In 1828, Fort Winnebago was built to protect the site. Thirty years later, a two mile canal was hand dug joining the two rivers. Today, visitors can tour a restored section of the canal. Tours of the Surgeon’s Quarters and the Indian Agency House, all that’s left of old Fort Winnebago, is also offered. The local museum honors the city’s most famous daughter, Pulitzer prize-winning author Zona Gale.
May 29 - May 31
Enjoy this 3 day celebration in downtown Historic Portage.
All 3 days: Re-enactments at Agency House and Surgeons Quarters.
Saturday - Parade 10am, music,...
Concerts at the Portage
June 03 - August 26
The Columbia County Visitor’s Bureau proudly presents the 7th season of Concerts at the Portage. Bring your chairs and blankets to hear the summer sounds of...
Art That Blooms
June 05 - June 06
The gallery will be transformed into a fantasyland for flower lovers with our annual Art that Blooms exhibit, featuring an array of art by area artists which...