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


Closed until May 26, 2017 except for special events.
Open year round for school and group tours. Call 320-629-6356.
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
Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm



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



Visitor Center

Begin at the visitor center which features a great room with a 30-foot tall stone fireplace, museum store and interactive exhibits about the fur trade. Take a 40-minute guided tour, which leaves the visitor center on the hour and half-hour. Most visitors spend about two hours at the site.


Interactive exhibits explore the global economy of the fur trade, the work lives of those involved, cross-cultural communication, women's roles and archaeology. 

Visitors can:

  • View a 24-foot birch canoe and the merchandise it carried.
  • Stop at the voyageur pack station and try lifting a pack.
  • Visit a London hat shop to try on fashionable hats made from beaver felt.
  • Explore a language station to learn fur trade phrases in French and Ojibwe.
  • Use geometric tiles to pattern a sash like a voyageur would wear.

Gift Shop

The gift shop contains a great selection of items made from birch bark, trade silver jewelry, and reproductions of fur trade era glass, redware and tinware. Children's items include toys, voyageur clothes and a wide variety of nature gifts. Our book section offers an extensive selection of fur trade, Ojibwe and natural history books. Fur trade products and books are available in the online shop. The gift shop is open year round.


Explore our visitor amenities page for information on accessibility, parking and more.