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

Nearby Places

1
Portage Wine Walk 4/24/2020 Portage - 0.03 miles away
2
Waunakee Big Band 4/25/2020 Portage - 0.16 miles away
3
The Hillbilly Science Spectacular 4/25/2020 Portage - 0.16 miles away
4
Student Recital Series - Portage Center for the Arts 4/28/2019 Portage - 0.16 miles away
5
POSTPONED - Downtown Baraboo Wine Walk 5/01/2020 Baraboo - 15.06 miles away
6
Victorian Kilbourn Walking Tour 5/08/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.06 miles away
7
CANCELED - Dells Rare Barrel Affair 4/18/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.14 miles away
8
CANCELED - Montello Fish-N-Fun Fest 5/01/2020 - 5/03/2020 Montello - 18.59 miles away