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North West Company Fur Post

12551 Voyageur Ln, Pine City, MN 55063
+1 320-629-6356
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Informative and Fun

Visited on a weekday with my grandson. We were they only people on our tour with the voyageur. He... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Coteau48
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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A look into 1804

Our guide was funny and informative and took us into the lives of the Ojibwe and French Voyageurs... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
cuTRis
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foot tall stone fireplace and a gift shop. Open Memorial Day through the end of September. The Snake River heritage trails are open year round for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.
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12551 Voyageur Ln, Pine City, MN 55063
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a weekday with my grandson. We were they only people on our tour with the voyageur. He did an excellent job in giving us a feel for what life was really like in 1804 for both the voyageurs and their native American customers....More

Thank Coteau48
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Our guide was funny and informative and took us into the lives of the Ojibwe and French Voyageurs who traded in furs over two centuries ago.

Thank cuTRis
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

The tour was fantastic. The guide was dressed in clothes from fur trading time. Heard details of the fur trading life. At the end of the tour you can explore yourself and ask any questions, also walk by the snake river. Will definately visit again.

Thank Meeha049
PSchifferdeck, Manager at North West Company Fur Post, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you for the comments! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fur trading post in early June during the war of 1812. Our tour guide was very wonderful he show us what it was like to be a voyaguer at the fort during that Era. Very neat. We had others dressed in period...More

Thank Jess A
PSchifferdeck, Site Manager at North West Company Fur Post, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for the endorsement. The staff works very hard to ensure a positive experience for every guest.

Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

I saw the saw for this on 35N and took the exit...and am I glad that I did. Outstanding job by the Minnesota Historical Society! Great staff and great reconstruction! My guide really got into the role of the daughter of an Ojibwe mother and...More

Thank Faith L
Reviewed June 24, 2017

I pass through Pine City 30 times a year and always saw the informational sign on the freeway about the North West Company Fur Post and decided to stop. I was amazed to learn that this post was unknown for 150 or so years and...More

Thank Terry J
Reviewed February 10, 2017

actually learned some very interesting details of life back then i did not know about. I thought I knew most of it. If you are still capable of being taught/learning, it is worth the money and time. solid 6 of 10 on scale..maybe 7. it...More

Thank martin g
Reviewed October 28, 2016

As a close neighbor to this property, but new to the Pine City area, felt an obligation (and was curious) to visit the site. Perfect timing with regard to the special event weekend in late September, where they have re-enactments and people in character. Canoe...More

Thank dmhanse
Reviewed October 20, 2016

My daughter and I stumbled upon this wonderful historic site quite by accident, and what a pleasant one it was! As we were driving from Minneapolis to the North Shore we saw signs for the North West Company Fur Post and decided to stop. Lucky...More

Thank Dineyander
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We found the annual Mystery at the Fur Post event online and traveled from NE to attend. The event did not disappoint. It was very budget friendly and they had thought of everything. We talked to actors who were wearing authentic clothing and followed clues...More

Thank apeters1088
PSchifferdeck, Manager at North West Company Fur Post, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2016

Thank you for the kind words.

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jeannorcutt
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jeannorcutt
August 25, 2015|
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Yes, we are open 10:00 to 5:00. Tours are on the hour and half-hour with the last one leaving at 4:00. The tour lasts 40 minutes.
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