Portage Retail Historic District

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Information: 608-742-6242
Toll Free: 800-474-2525
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The Fox-Wisconsin waterway and Portage Canal placed Portage in the center of heavy commercial traffic in the 1800s, distributing lumber, grain and other supplies. It was also an early railroad center and highway crossroad. The most rapid expansion in this National Register District took place after the Civil War with construction often in Portage cream brick. In the midst of these Victorian facade buildings, there is a thriving diversified retail district in what is now a county seat. Walking tour maps available at the Chamber Office.

  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History
  • Tour Type
    • Walking Tours
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
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Nearby Places

1
Concerts in the Park 7/14/2023 Portage - 0.68 miles away
2
Portage Fireworks Celebration 7/01/2023 Portage - 2.1 miles away
3
Big Top Parade 6/24/2023 Baraboo - 15.01 miles away
4
Lodi Art in the Park 7/01/2023 Lodi - 15.69 miles away
5
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza! 7/04/2023 Wisconsin Dells - 16.85 miles away
6
Mid-Continent BBQ Train 6/17/2023 North Freedom - 21.57 miles away
7
Mid-Continent Railway Stars & Stripes Special 7/01/2023 - 7/04/2023 North Freedom - 21.58 miles away
8
Dairylicious Day 6/10/2023 Westfield - 23.98 miles away