The Fort la Reine Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history of Portage la Prairie and providing educational opportunities, tourism information, and interactive experiences to all visitors.
Fort la Reine Museum is home to 25+ unique heritage buildings. The homes and buildings are designed not only to show the artifacts, but also to illustrate the lifestyle of a prairie community. As well as the life of early pioneers you can also discover the trials of early frontier entrepreneurs; following along on their journey of trading furs for goods and living away from their families.
CANADA 150 UPGRADES:
The Fort la Reine Museum has included new facility improvements to increase the level of accessibility to the museum for everyone. With Canada 150 projects to improve our infrastructure, the Fort la Reine Museum is working to remove and prevent barriers to accessibility and meet the requirements of the “Accessibility for Manitobans Act” thanks to support from the Government of Canada, the City of Portage la Prairie, and the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. Visitors to our main gallery will be greeted by new automatic doors, barrier free washrooms and ramps, and new interpretive plans in place to help us better serve our public as a barrier free facility in keeping with the City of Portage 2016-18 Accessibility Plan. The City of Portage 2016-18 Accessibility Plan states “The City of Portage la Prairie is committed to providing equal service to all citizens and visitors regardless of their abilities. To remove and prevent barriers to accessibility and to meet the requirements of the “Accessibility for Manitobans Act”
May 12 – August 31, 2019 – Open 7 days a week from 10:00am – 5:00pm
September 1 – November 15, 2019 – Open Fri-Sun from 11:00am-3:00pm
Please note that you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to be admitted into the Museum grounds. Tourist information and washrooms are available until closing.
SEASONAL ADMISSION PRICES
• Adult: $ 10.00
• 60+: $ 8.00
• Student (Valid Student ID): $ 8.00
• Children (5-12): $ 5.00
• Children (4 and under): Free
• Daily Family Pass*: $ 25.00
• Individual Membership: $ 25.00
• Family Membership: $ 60.00
Members: Free regular admission, 50% off signature special events, access to resource libraries.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
We take cash, credit, and cheque (can be made out to the Fort la Reine Museum). The museum does not accept debit for purchases over $100.
*Includes 2 Adults and up to 3 Children or 2 Youth/Seniors
Note: Teachers/Escorts of School Tours are NOT charged admission. (to a ratio of 15:1)
Fort la Reine Museum is located on Highway 1A just on the outskirts of Portage la Prairie. The museum is situated on 5 acres of land and houses 25+ unique heritage buildings.
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Fort la Reine Museum has one gravel parking lot used for regular museum hours and one extra gravel parking lot for overflow parking and events. The parking lot is situated in front of the grounds and has easy access to the main doors and to the exit of the museum grounds.
Fort la Reine museum strives to be accessible to all people. Most buildings are wheelchair accessible including our main exhibit gallery. Our grounds are comprised of mown grass and a small section of gravel in the Pioneer Village.