North West Company Fur Post

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North West Company Fur Post
Box 51
Pine City, MN 55063
320-629-6356
E-mail: nwcfurpost@mnhs.org

The North West Company Fur Post opens a new visitor center in 2003. Designed to complement the surrounding environment, the visitor center features a Great Room, fireplace, and retail space. New exhibits explore how the fur trade shaped the region.

Step out of the visitor center into 1804. Stop at the Ojibwe encampment where you'll learn how the seasonal industries of the Ojibwe changed when Europeans arrived. Follow a guide through outdoor trails to a reconstructed Wintering Post for the North West Company. While there, meet a fur trade clerk who explains the system of barter that moved beaver fur from the hands of Indian hunters onto the heads of fashionable Europeans.

The North West Company Fur Post offers 1.5 miles of trails through the woods and along the Snake River. Picnic facilities are available.

Location

Pine City
1.5 miles west of I-35 at exit 169 (Pine County Hwy. 7).

Hours

Summer
May 1 through Labor Day:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday;
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Fall
The day after Labor Day through Oct 31:
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
School and group tours by reservation.
Winter and Spring
School and group tours by reservation.

Admission

$7 adults, $6 senior citizens, and $4 children ages 6-12. Free for children under age 6 and MHS members. Different fees may apply for special events.


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