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
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History
  • Tour Type
    • Walking Tours

Nearby Places

1
Student Recital Series - Portage Center for the Arts 4/28/2019 Portage - 0.16 miles away
2
Coloring My World in Jewel Tones 2/07/2020 - 2/29/2020 Portage - 0.16 miles away
3
Sophie Grimm & Co. 2/15/2020 Portage - 0.16 miles away
4
Candlelight Snowshoe Hike 2/21/2020 Poynette - 10.48 miles away
5
Candlelight Snowshoe & Hike 2/08/2020 Baraboo - 15.57 miles away
6
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - The Musical 3/11/2020 - 5/10/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 16.6 miles away
7
Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe 1/04/2020 Baraboo - 17.52 miles away
8
Trace Adkins 1/25/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.57 miles away