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Historic Indian Agency House

Closes in 3 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Native American and Settler History

Guided tour was exceptional in describing administration of government system for interactions and... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2019
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Interesting, but staff need more training

We found that the woman working when we visited knew very little about the exhibits. She couldn't... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2019
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Agency House Road, Rustic Road 69, Portage, WI 53901
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Guided tour was exceptional in describing administration of government system for interactions and treaties between Native Americans and early settlers. Also description of living conditions in the mid-1800s. Posted maps were helpful in understanding history. Included a house tour and viewing of antique dishes and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We learned a lot while on this tour and enjoyed the artifacts from the period. There were lots of stories told about the era and how business was managed. This is a great stop to take in new learnings and enjoy the period decor in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

We found that the woman working when we visited knew very little about the exhibits. She couldn't answer many of our questions. Perhaps a little more detailed training would be very helpful?

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

This is just down the road from the Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Quarters and the docent here was equally engaging. Great stories from the family that built the house and lived there. Same admission price (veterans free and seniors $6). Well worth the stop.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

Portage is rich with history. This site is just one of many where you should get off the interstate if you like local history. Technically two museums here on one site - the actual Indian Agency House, that requires paid guided tour, and the building...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AndrewFromMadison
Reviewed October 3, 2018

If you are coming to Portage, and you like history, I highly suggest you take an hour to visit the Indian Agency House and the Surgeon's Quarters. These two small, out of the way sites have been left intact to record the history of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This restored Indian Agency House is a complex combination of 19th century norms, innovations and suffering in the pre-statehood Michigan territory (now Wisconsin.) Our docent, Adam, presented the truth of 1830's life in what is now Portage, a major trading/transferring point, between the Fox and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Interesting to tour to see how people lived years ago. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the house.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank gjave13
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Good to see history staying alive through places like this. Would like to see more of this type of historical places in this area. Keep up the great work you do.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank blazers70
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Love the monthly Spirit of the Agency House tours held one a month from May through Oct! the tour leaders tell many stories of what it was like to live in this area in the 1830's.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jen B
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