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.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
  • Tour Type
    • Walking Tours

Nearby Places

1
Historic Living Windows 12/14/2019 Portage - 0.03 miles away
2
The Heartland 1/03/2020 - 2/01/2020 Portage - 0.16 miles away
3
The Very Merry Holiday Fair 12/13/2019 - 12/14/2019 Baraboo - 14.86 miles away
4
Baraboo Night Market 9/20/2019 Baraboo - 14.99 miles away
5
Christmas Lights Parade 12/14/2019 Lodi - 15.54 miles away
6
Christmas Lights Parade 12/14/2019 Lodi - 15.98 miles away
7
The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas 12/21/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 17.57 miles away
8
Bald Eagle Watching Days 1/17/2020 - 1/18/2020 Prairie Du Sac - 22.29 miles away