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
Portage Wine Walk 4/26/2019 Portage - 0.03 miles away
2
The Krause Family Band 4/27/2019 Portage - 0.16 miles away
3
Student Recital Series - Portage Center for the Arts 9/30/2018 Portage - 0.16 miles away
4
WRAP-Wisconsin Regional Art Program 5/03/2019 - 6/01/2019 Portage - 0.16 miles away
5
Downtown Baraboo Wine Walk 5/03/2019 Baraboo - 15.06 miles away
6
Heart to HeartBreaker - The Pat Benatar & Heart Experience 4/27/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 16.6 miles away
7
Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club Spring Swap Meet & Auction 5/03/2019 - 5/05/2019 Baraboo - 17.27 miles away
8
Montello Fish-N-Fun Fest 5/03/2019 - 5/05/2019 Montello - 18.59 miles away