Street Address
804 Macfarlane Rd.
Portage, WI 53901
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 727
Portage, WI 53901
phone: 608-742-6682
Summer Hours: May 31 - Sept. 2
Tuesday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Fall Hours: Sept. 3 - Oct. 31
Thursday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Margaret Amend, Society President


Artifacts, maps and photographs capturing the history of Wisconsin's third oldest settlement are featured in the Museum at the Portage. The past is illuminated through hundreds of authentic pieces from this unique place at the intersection of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Discover the story of Portage as you explore area history and culture shaped by the influences of rivers, native people, early explorers, brickyards, railroads, and local residents.

Featured at the museum are items that reflect the vibrant history of Portage. You'll see names and faces behind some of Portages local businesses of the past, meet a few of our colorful citizens, and discover many other extraordinary facets of this dynamic community.


The Museum at the Portage is maintained by the Portage Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the city and surrounding areas. Your membership to the Portage Historical Society will ensure that future generations will learn about Portage's remarkable past. For more information about becoming a member, please contact us today.


The Portage Historical Society's latest publication, A Military History of Portage is now available. Written and compiled by Dr. J. Robert Curtis, the book is the first definitive history and reference for the men and women of the Portage area who served their country. To get your copy, stop by the museum or download an order form from our website.