North West Company Fur Post

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Rates

  • $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5–17, free for age 4 and under and MNHS members.

Open

    • May 26, 2018 - September 24, 2018

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Directions

  • 12551 Voyageur Lane, on Pine Co. Hwy. 7, 1.5 miles W of I-35 at Pine City exit 169. Free on-site parking. GPS: 45.8220,-93.0068

Other Date Information

  • Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day: Mon,Thurs-Sat 10 am–5 pm, Sun noon–5 pm. Open Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm in September.

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  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Native American Heritage

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Events

  1. Arrowheads and Stone Tools Day

    Arrowheads and Stone Tools Day

    12551 Voyageur Ln
    Pine City, MN 55063
    Call: (320) 629-6356

    By shaping stone into sharp tools and projectiles, ancient people were able to hunt animals as big as mastodons. Discover the craft of making spear points and arrowheads. Watch as modern flint knappers demonstrate their skills. See dozens of finished points, projectiles, blades and tools on display.

    Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Flint Knappers Guild.

  2. Children's Weekend

    Children's Weekend

    12551 Voyageur Ln
    Pine City, MN 55063
    Call: (320) 629-6356

    Visitors can enjoy toys, games and tests of skill to celebrate the last days of summer. Costumed interpreters and hands-on activities will teach children about the values of trade goods and pelts, the canoe routes used by traders and the roles of the different groups who came together in the fur trade.

  3. Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball

    Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball

    12551 Voyageur Ln
    Pine City, MN 55063
    Call: (320) 629-6356

    Enjoy an evening of early 19th-century entertainment with a lively country dance at the fur post. Country dancing was a favorite diversion for the genteel classes in the early 1800s. Dance steps will be taught and called at the ball. Complimentary refreshments will be available. Period or semiformal attire is requested.

    Doors open at 6:30 pm; dancing begins at 7 pm.

  4. War of 1812 Family Day

    War of 1812 Family Day

    12551 Voyageur Ln
    Pine City, MN 55063
    Call: (320) 629-6356

    It’s the War of 1812 and the Americans are attacking British territories. The North West Company is enlisting all able-bodied voyageurs to help defend the business of the fur trade. Join in musket drills, march in formation and make a militia hat to show your support.

  5. Winter Frolic

    Winter Frolic

    12551 Voyageur Ln
    Pine City, MN 55063
    Call: (320) 629-6356

    Shake off the winter blues by heading outdoors at the fur post. Learn about winter travel during the fur trade and join in activities like throwing a curling stone, playing a round of Ojibwe snow snake, or snowshoeing along two miles of trails.

    Guests can also relax indoors, enjoy a cup of cocoa before a blazing fire and watch the outdoors festivities from the visitor center.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 150
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 75
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Largest Meeting Room (sq ft): 1000
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 2700

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