1824 State Road 33

Portage, Wisconsin



May 30- October 15
Wednesday  thru Sunday 

10:00 a.m. - 
4:00 p.m.

Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters was listed in the National Register
of Historic Places on October 28, 1970

2016  Season

May 14 - October 15

Wednesday - Sunday
10am - 4pm

Friday, June 10:
Historical Re-enactors Encampment at Historic Indian Agency House

Saturday, June 11
Canal Days Parade 10am
*go to Events Page to see route

Sunday, June 12
Historical Re-enactors Encampment at Historic Indian Agency House and Historical Walk throughout downtown Portage 





Adults:  $7.50

Child: 5 and under FREE

Child: 6-17  $6.00

Seniors: 65 & Older $6.00

DAR/SAR/CAR members
: $6.00 

Military: (Active, Reserve, Retired) FREE

Military admissions: Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.  See more at: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#!WI

Schedule of Events

May 30:  Opening Day

May 30:  School Tours (with appointment)

May 30 - 31:  Portage Canal Days

June 14:  Flag Day- Patriotic events & programs

October 3:  Harvest Fest- Apple Cider making and                                                  activities

*Programs subject to change

Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters, located in Portage, Wisconsin, is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The Surgeons Quarters, built in 1824 by Francis LeRoi, is one of the oldest French Colonial log structures in the state.  Fort Winnebago was constructed by the Army from 1828-1830 as one of three forts built along the Fox - Wisconsin Waterway from Green Bay to Prairie du Chien.  The Fort was abandoned in 1845 and much of it was destroyed in an 1856 fire. The log cabin remained outside of the fort and became the quarters for the U.S. Army surgeons.
Local author Earl Rhode a local of Columbus County and a published author visits Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters.  He was present to sign his book, "The Little River Who Could", which tells the story of the Fox River and how the river is one of a few in the world to run North.  Copies are available for sale in the gift shop for $19.95.
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