North West Company Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane
Pine City, MN 55063


Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Mon 10 am-5 pm
Thu-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
Open year round for school and group tours. Call 320-629-6356.



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



Historical Resources


Discover the inside story of the fur trade in the early 1800s. In these essays and articles, learn about the rivalry between trading companies. Meet the people involved in the fur trade, including gentlemen and voyageurs. Explore the history of the wintering post on the Snake River and the journal left behind.

Books & Resources


The Minnesota Historical Society has a number of resources and artifacts related to the fur trade in MInnesota.


Articles about the fur trade in Minnesota from MNopedia, the online Minnesota encyclopedia:

Minnesota History

All articles are from the Minnesota History magazine published by the Minnesota Historical Society. All are in PDF.

Fur Trade History

Ojibwe History

Minnesota Historical Society Press

Additional Resources

Check out these additional resources about the fur trade at our online store:

Living History Links