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
  • Tour Type
    • Walking Tours
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes

Nearby Places

1
Downtown Walking Tour 6/01/2019 Portage - 0.03 miles away
2
Taste of Portage Market Fair 8/23/2019 - 8/24/2019 Portage - 0.13 miles away
3
Baraboo River Rendezvous 8/30/2019 - 9/01/2019 Baraboo - 14.13 miles away
4
Kreepy Kilbourn: The Original Dells Ghost Walk 6/21/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 17.06 miles away
5
Rock and Flow Festival 8/22/2019 - 8/25/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 18.36 miles away
6
Pizza Train 8/24/2019 North Freedom - 21.57 miles away
7
Mid-Continent Italian Trio Train 8/24/2019 North Freedom - 21.57 miles away
8
Heritage Day Rendezvous Reenactment 8/23/2019 - 8/25/2019 Reedsburg - 23.48 miles away