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

Nearby Places

1
Downtown Walking Tour 6/05/2021 Portage - 0.03 miles away
2
Taste of Portage Market Fair 8/27/2021 - 8/28/2021 Portage - 0.13 miles away
3
Friendship Village Celebrates Zona Gale 8/21/2021 Portage - 0.14 miles away
4
Skateboard Art Exhibit 8/06/2021 - 8/27/2021 Portage - 0.16 miles away
5
Peter Pan Youth Theatre Production 8/13/2021 - 8/15/2021 Portage - 0.16 miles away
6
Portage City Flea Market 6/26/2021 Portage - 0.73 miles away
7
Pardeeville Community Car & Truck Show 9/04/2021 Pardeeville - 8.16 miles away
8
Heritage Day Rendezvous Reenactment 8/27/2021 - 8/29/2021 Reedsburg - 23.48 miles away