Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76
Grand Rapids, MN 55744


June 11 - Sept. 3, 2018:
Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Closed Sun and Mon
Open July 4, 10 am-5 pm
Sept. 4 - Dec 31, 2018:
Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Call 218-327-4482 for group tours and school field trips.


  • $10 adults
  • $8 seniors
  • $8 college students
  • $8 veterans and active military
  • $6 children 5-17
  • Free for children 4 and under
  • Free for MNHS members



2018 Jul 16

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Logging Camp

Logging Camp

Take a guided tour of the recreated logging camp where story themes change often. Meet the blacksmith, saw filer, bull cook, clerk, and lumberjacks. See draft horses demonstrate feats of strength during cross-hauling and jammer shows as lumberjacks load logs onto sleighs.

After the tour, take a short walk to the moored river "wanigan," a floating cook shack and bunkhouse used by river drivers when moving logs downriver to the mills.

During the summer, 60-minute guided tours are offered daily beginning in the visitor center. From September through December, please call for information about dates and times when the logging camp will be open.

Patrolman's Cabin and Fire Tower

Take a seat on the porch of a 1930s forest service patrolman's cabin and hear about the work of protecting and managing woodland resources. Then climb 100 feet to the top of the fire tower and learn about how rangers spotted fires and communicated where they were burning.