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
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Nearby Places

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Canal Days 6/04/2022 Portage - 0.03 miles away
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Downtown Walking Tour 6/04/2022 Portage - 0.03 miles away
3
Drury Gallery Art Exhibit: Art that Blooms 6/03/2022 - 7/22/2022 Portage - 0.16 miles away
4
Concerts at the Portage 6/01/2022 - 8/31/2022 Portage - 1.66 miles away
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Rio Artisan Fair 6/04/2022 Rio - 12.71 miles away
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Tuesday is Cruiseday! 6/07/2022 - 8/30/2022 Lodi - 14.35 miles away
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Music at Mirror Lake State Park 6/17/2022 Baraboo - 17.52 miles away
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Live Music at The Lone Girl 5/26/2022 - 6/05/2022 Waunakee - 24.02 miles away