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Northern Michigan Museums
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Northern Michigan museums collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing.

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum [Science Museum], 1400 Townsend Drive, Michigan Technological University, 5th Floor EERC Building, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Alberta Village Museum [Historical Museum], Route 2, P.O. Box 633, Alberta, Michigan 49908, Phone: (906) 524-6181

Alden Depot Park & Museum [Historical Museum], 10670 Coy, PO Box 204, Alden, Michigan 49612, Phone: (231)331-4274

Arcadia Area Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 3340 Lake Street, Arcadia, Michigan 49613, Other Phone: (231)889-4754. Phone: (231) 889-4360

Arenac County Historical Society Museum [Historical Museum], 304 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703, Phone: (989) 876-6399

Au Sable Light Station [Lighthouse, Historical Museum],  Highway 28 to Highway 77, Grand Marais, Michigan 49839, Phone: (906) 387-3700

AuSable-Oscoda Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 114 E. River Rd., Oscoda, Michigan 48750, Phone: (989) 739-2782

Baraga County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], P.O.Box 567, Baraga, Michigan 49908, Phone: (906) 353-6810

Bay Harbor Museum [Historical Museum], 4160 Main Street, Bay Harbor, Michigan 49770, Phone: (231) 439-2620

Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Society and Wheels Of History Museum [Historical Museum], PO Box 273, Brimley, Michigan 49715, Phone: (906) 248-3665

Beaver Island Marine Museum [Historical Museum], 26275 Main Street, Beaver Island, Michigan 49782, Phone: (231) 448-2254

Bellaire Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 202 N. Bridge Street, Bellaire, Michigan 49615, Phone: (231) 533-8943

Benzie Area Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 6941 Traverse Avenue, Box 185, Benzonia, Michigan 49616, Phone: Phone: (231) 882-5539

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan [Art , Historical & Science Museum, Planetariums], 491 Johnson Street, Alpena, Michigan 49707, Phone: (989) 356-2202. Come visit Northeast Michigan's center for art, history and science with our displays of arts and crafts, native Americans, geology, industry, and a recreated 1890's street of shops. Our 19th century historic buildings including the Green School, Spratt Church, Maltz exchange Bank, and McKay Log Cabin. Planetarium shows are offered on Sundays.

Bois Blanc Historical Museum [Historical Museum, Art Gallery], Huron Drive, Pointe Aux Pins, Bois Blanc Island, Michigan 49775, Phone: (231) 634-7025

Bottle-Cap Museum and Dawson & Stevens Classic 50's Diner [Historical Museum], 231 Michigan Ave, Grayling, Michigan 49738, Phone: (989) 348-2111

Boyne City Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 319 North Lake St., Boyne City, Michigan 49712, Phone: (231) 582-2839

Brush Creek Mill [Museums, Art & Craft Galleries], 121 S. Hillman Street, Hillman, MI 49746, Phone: (989) 742-2527

Call of the Wild & Bavarian Falls Park [Historical Museumj], 850 South Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, Michigan 49735, Phone: (989) 732-4336

Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center [Historical Museum], Mitchell State Park, 6093 East M-115, Cadillac, Michigan 49601, Phone: (231) 779-1321

Chassell Heritage Center [Historical Museum], 42373 Hancock Street, PO Box 331, Chassell, Michigan 49916

Cheboygan County Historical Museum Complex [Historical Museum], Huron and Court Streets, P.O. Box 5005, Cheboygan, Michigan 49721, Phone: (231) 627-9597

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum [Historical Museum], North Higgins Lake State Park, 11747 N. Higgins Lake Drive, Roscommon, Michigan 48653, Phone: (989) 821-6125

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849.

Colonial Michilimackinac Historic State Park [Historical Museum], 102 West Straits Avenue, Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701, Phone: (231) 436-5563

Copper Country Community Arts Center [Art Museum], 126 Quincy Street, Hancock, Michigan 49930

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Copper Harbor Lighthouse and Tours [Lighthouse, Historical Museum, Tours], Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor, Michigan 49918

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Copper Range Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 44 Trimountain Avenue, PO Box 148, South Range, Michigan 49963

Coppertown USA Mining Museum [Historical Museum], 25815 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, Michigan 49913, Phone: (906) 337-4354

Cornish Pump Museum [Historical Museum], Iron Mountain, Michigan, Phone: 906-774-1086.

Crawford County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 97 E. Michigan Ave., Grayling, Michigan 49738, Phone: (989) 348-4461

Crooked Tree Arts Center [Art Museum], 461 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, Michigan 49770, Phone: (231) 347-4337

Cross in the Woods Shrine & Nun Doll Museum [Historical Museum], 7078 M-68, Indian River, Michigan 49749, Phone: (231) 238-8973

Delaware Copper Mine [Historical Museum], US-41, Copper Harbor, Michigan 49918. Phone: (906) 289-4688

Delta County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 16 Water Plant Road, Escanaba, Michigan 49829, Phone: (906) 786-3428

Dennos Museum Center [Art Museum, Art & Craft Galleries], 1701 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686, Phone: (231) 995-1055,

Devos Art Museum [Art Museum], 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan 49855. Phone: (906)227-1481

East Jordan Portside Art and Historical Museum [Art & Historical Museum], Elm Pointe at 1787 M-66, PO Box 1355, East Jordan, Michigan 49727, Phone: (231) 536-3416

Elk Rapids Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 401 River Street, PO Box 2, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629, Phone: (231) 264-5692

Empire Area Museum [Historical Museum], 11544 LaCore Street, Empire, Michigan 49630, Phone: (231) 326-5568

Fayette Historic Townsite [Historical Museum], 13700 13.25 Lane, Located in Fayette Historic State Park, Garden, Michigan 49835. Phone: (906) 644-2603

Fife Lake Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 136 State Street, Fife Lake, Michigan 49633, Phone: (231) 879-3342

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Finnish American Heritage Center Finlandia University [Historical Museum], 601 Quincy Street, Hancock, Michigan 49930, Phone: (906) 487-7347

Fort deBuade Indian Museum [Historical Museum], 334 North State Street, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781, Phone: (906) 643-6622

Fort Mackinac [Historical Museum], P.O. Box 370, Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757, Phone: (906) 847-3328

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park [Historical Museum], 15223 U.S Highway, Copper Harbor, Michigan 49918, Phone Number: (906)

Garden Peninsula Historical Museum [Historical Museum], State Street, Garden, Michigan 49835, Phone: (906) 644-2398

Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum [Historical Museum] E21739 Brazel Street, PO Box 308, Grand Marais, Michigan 49839, Phone: (906) 494-2590

Gladwin County Historical Society Museum [Historical Museum], 515 East Cedar Avenue, Gladwin, Michigan 48624, Phone: (989) 426-7410

Grand Traverse Heritage Center [Historical Museum], 322 Sixth Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, Phone: (231) 995-0313

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum  [Lighthouse, Historical Museum], M 201 (north of M22), Leelanau State Park, Northport, Michigan 49670, Phone: (231) 386-7195

Great Lakes Children's Museum, [Children’s Museum] 13240 S. West Bayshore, P.O. Box 2326, Traverse City, Michigan 49685. Phone: (231) 932-4526

Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum [Historical Museum], 367 N. 3rd St., Rogers City, Michigan 49779, Phone: (989) 734-0706

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Whitefish Point Light Station [Lighthouse, Historical Museum], 18335 North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, Michigan 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3747

Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum, 11060 US 31, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629-0806, Phone: (231) 264-5597

Hanka Homestead Museum [Historical Museum], Hanka Road, PO Box 60, Pelkie, Michigan 49958, Phone: (906) 334-2601

Harsha House Museum [Historical Museum], 103 State Street, PO Box 525, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720, Phone: (231) 547-0373

Hartwick Pines Logging Museum [Historical Museum], 4216 Ranger Road, Grayling, Michigan 49738, Phone: (989) 348-2537

Heritage Center [Historical Museum], 403 South Sophie Street, Bessemer, Michigan 49911, Phone: (906) 663-4091

Historic White Pine Village [Historical Museum], 1687 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington, Michigan 49431, Phone: (231) 843-4808

Houghton County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 53150 Highway M-26, PO Box 127, Lake Linden, Michigan 49945, Phone: (906) 296-4121

Houghton Lake Historical Village and Playhouse [Historical Museum], 1601 W. Houghton Lake Drive, Prudenville, Michigan 48651, Phone:(989) 366-9124

House of Yesteryear [Historical Museum],Iron Mountain, Michigan, Phone: (906) 774-0789

Inland Water Route Historical Museum, River Street, Alanson, MI 49706, Phone: (231) 557-2205. The Museum is a well lighted, air-conditioned, handicapped accessible facility. Plan 15-35 min to view our exhibits. Open Summer hours (May - Nov): W F Sa Su 10am - 2pm. Winter hours (Dec-Apr) Saturday and Sunday 11am - 1pm. Special tours by prior arrangement. We are located on River Street, one block from the swing bridge on Crooked River, and right off US 31. We are dedicated to maintaining and preserving the History of the Inland Water Route of northern Michigan. We have nice displays that include photos and artifacts on each community along the entire water route, including Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Alanson, Indian River, Topinabee, and Cheboygan. We also have special focus displays on logging, railroad use, and lodging as it pertained to the early settlement years of the water route. Visit our gift shop with Old Charts (repos), relief maps of each lake, hats, coffee mugs, place mats, coasters, sweatshirts and more. We also have two books related to the water route that we publish. These are very good easy summer reading books. They are In the Wake of the Topinabee by Browne, and Then Came May by Hufford.

Iosco County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 405 West Bay Street, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, Phone: (989) 362-8911

Iron County Historical Museum Complex [Historical Museum], Museum Road, PO Box 272, Caspian, Michigan 49915, Phone: (906) 265-2617

Iron Mountain Iron Mine [Historical Museum],  Vulcan, Michigan.  On US-2 10 miles east of Iron Mountain.  Phone: 906-563-8077

IXL Historical Museum [Historical Museum], W5561 River Street, Hermansville, Michigan 49847, Phone: (906) 498-2498

Interlochen Center for the Arts [Art Museum], 4000 Hwy M-137, PO Box 199, Interlochen, Michigan 49643, Phone: (231) 276-7200

Jake Menghini Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 105 O Dill Rd, Norway, Michigan 49870, Phone: (906) 563-5586

Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's Church [Historical Museum], Scott & 5th Streets, Calumet, Michigan 49913, Phone: (906) 337-4579

Lewiston Area Historical Society [Historical Museum], PO Box 461, 4384 Michelson Ave., Lewiston, Michigan 49756, Phone: (989) 786-2451

Leelanau Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 203 E. Cedar Street, Leland, Michigan 49654, Phone: (231) 256-7475

Little Traverse History Museum - Petoskey [Historical Museum], 100 Depot Court, Petoskey, Michigan 49770, Phone: (231) 347-2620

Log Hunting Lodge Museum [Historical Museum], PO Box 548, Baldwin, Michigan 49304, Phone: (231) 745-7892

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Luce County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 411 West Harrie Street, Newberry, Michigan 49868, Phone:(906) 293-5562.

Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center [Historical Museum], Junction of River and Monument Roads, Huron-Manistee National Forests, Oscoda, Michigan 48750, Phone: (989) 362-8961

Manton Area History Museum [Historical Museum], 102 East Griswald Street, Manton, Michigan 49663, Phone: (231) 824-3208

Marquette County History Museum [Historical Museum], 213 N Front St, Marquette, Michigan 49855, Phone:  (906) 226-3571

Marquette Maritime Museum [Historical Museum], 300 S Lakeshore Blvd, Marquette, Michigan 49855, Phone: ((906) 226-2006

Marquette Mission Park & Museum of Ojibwa Culture [Historical Museum, 500 North State Street, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781, Phone: (906) 643-9161

Menominee Range Historical Foundation Museum [Historical Museum], Iron Mountain, Michigan, Phone (906) 774-4276

Mill Creek State Historic Park [Historical Museum], P.O. Box 873, Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701, Phone: (231) 436-4100

Museum Ship Valley Camp [Museums, Aquariums], 501 East Water Street, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-3658

Music House Museum [Historical Museum], 7377 US-31 North, PO Box 297, Williamsburg, Michigan 49690, Phone: (231) 938-9300

New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park and Museum [Lighthouse, Historical Museum], 4500 East Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, Michigan 49777, Phone: (989) 595-5419

Norwegian Lutheran Church [Historical Museum], 338 7th Street, Calumet, Michigan 49913, Phone: (906) 337-3731

Ogemaw County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 123 South 5th Street, P. O. Box 734, West Branch, Michigan 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1643

Old Mormon Print Shop Museum [Historical Museum], 26275 Main Street, Box 263, Beaver Island, Michigan 49782, Phone: (231) 448-2254

Old Rugged Cross Historical Museum [Museums], 4918 Park Street, Reed City, MI 49677, Phone: (231) 832-3053

Old Victoria Restoration Site [Historical Site, Historical Museum], PO Box 43, Rockland, Michigan 49960, Phone: (906) 886-2617

Otsego County Historical Museum [Historical Museum],  320 W. Main Street, Gaylord, Michigan 49734, Phone: (989) 732-4568

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Pelkie Historical School House [Historical Museum], 15009 Pelkie Road, Pelkie, Michigan 49958, Phone: (906) 353-7353

Presque Isle County Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 176 West Michigan, PO Box 175, Rogers City, Michigan 49779, Phone: (989) 734-4121

Quincy Mine Properties [Historical Museum], 49750 US Hwy 41, Hancock, Michigan 49930, Phone: (906) 482-3101

Raven Hill Discovery Center [Science Museum], 4503 Fuller Road, East Jordan, Michigan 49727. Phone: (231) 536-3369

River of History Museum [Historical Museum], 209 East Portage, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783, Phone: (906) 632-3658

Saint Paul The Apostle Church [Historical Museum], 301 Eight Street, Calumet, Michigan 49913, Phone: (906) 377-2044

Shiras Planetarium [Planetarium], 1203 West Fair Ave, Marquette, Michigan 49855.

Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum [Historical Museum], 9922 W. Front Street, Empire, Michigan 49630-9797, Phone: (231) 326-5134

Steiner Museum, 1980 Reber Road, Fairview, MI 48621, Phone: (989) 848-7233

Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve [Historical Museum], 560 N. State Street, St. Ignace, Michigan 49781, Phone: (906 643-8717

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse & Museum [Lighthouses, Museums], Alcona Historical Society, P.O. Box 174, Harrisville, Michigan 48740, Phone: (989) 724-6297. Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is located five miles north of Harrisville on  Lake Huron and was completed in November 1870. The tower is 70 feet, 9  inches tall and is 16 feet in diameter at its base. The light is 3.5  order Fresnel lens made in Paris, France. The light is still maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The keeper's house is now a maritime museum  which is open to the public from Memorial Day to mid-September. The  lighthouse tower is open to the public. The grounds are open all year.

Sturgeon Point Light Station [Lighthouses, Museums], P.O Box 174, Harrisville, MI 48740.  Phone: (989) 724-6297. The Sturgeon Point Light Station is a lighthouse on Lake Huron in Alcona County, northeastern lower Michigan. Established to ward mariners off of a reef that extends 1.5 miles lakeward from Sturgeon Point, it is today regarded as a historic example of a Great Lakes lighthouse. The light station was built in 1869 of brick masonry on a limestone foundation. The tower stands 70 feet 9 inches in height, with a diameter of 16 feet  at the base. The adjoining, two-story keeper’s quarters was designed in the Cape Cod style and built of the same materials. The light began its service with a sixth-order Fresnel lens which was upgraded to a 3.5-order lens (which had been originally installed at Oswego, New York twenty years later. In 1876, the light station was joined in its service by an adjacent United States Life-Saving Service station.] By the 1940s, the light was fully automated, and the Coast Guard withdrew all personnel and dismantled the life-saving station. The light station is a registered National Historical Landmark. Ownership was transferred from the Coast Guard to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources under the terms of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act, and operations are maintained by the Alcona County Historical Society. The lighthouse is maintained and operated by the Alcona Historical Society, which is a private organization that funds the maintenance and operation with few public funds. The Society is in the process of raising contributions to renovate and paint the lighthouse. The tower is regularly open during the summer for climbing by the public (for a small fee to cover insurance costs). The museum is open to the public, and is supported by donations.

Surrey Hill Square Carriage Museum [Historical Museum], Hoban Road, Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757, Phone: (906) 847-6109

Tahquamenon Logging Museum [Historical Museum], North M 123, PO Box 254, Newberry, Michigan 49868, Phone: (906) 293-3700

Tawas Indian Museum & Gift Shop [Historical Museum], 1702 South US 23, Tawas City, Michigan 48763, Phone: (989) 362-5885

Tawas Point Lighthouse [Lighthouse, Historical Museum], 686 Tawas Beach Road, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5041

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary [Museums], 500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707, Phone: (989) 356-8805.  As part of its mission to educate the public about the significance of shipwrecks, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the State of Michigan, has established the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan. The center promises to be a vital and popular destination for residents and visitors of all ages, allowing the public to experience and appreciate the estimated 200 shipwrecks in and around Thunder Bay. Visitors will be able to explore shipwrecks in real time via live video feeds, discover the Great Lakes’ rich maritime past through innovative exhibits, and learn how underwater archaeologists work to preserve historic shipwrecks. Fostering these types of experiences is central to the National Marine Sanctuary Program’s goal of inspiring Americans to care about our oceans and Great Lakes.

Totem Village [Historical Museum], 1230 US 2 West, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781, Phone: (906) 643-8888

Tower Of History [Historical Museum], 326 East Portage Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783, Phone: (906) 632-3658

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum [Children’s Museum], 123 W Baraga Ave, Marquette, Michigan 49855, Phone: (906) 226-3911

Upper Peninsula Fire Fighters Memorial Museum [Historical Museum], P.O. Box 503, Calumet, Michigan 49913, Phone: (906) 337-4579

U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame [Historical Museum], 610 Palms Ave, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849, Phone: (906) 485-6323

Weird Michigan Wax Museum [Historical Museum], N 895 Martin Lake Road, Moran Township, Michigan 49781, Phone: (906 ) 643-8380

Wellington Farm Park [Farm Museum], 6940 S. Military Road, Grayling, Michigan 49738, Phone: (989) 348-5187

Wexford County Historical Society Museum [Historical Museum], 127 Beech Street, Carnegie Library, Cadillac, Michigan 49601, Phone: (231) 775-1717

Wurtsmith Air Museum [Aviation Museum], P. O. Box 664, Oscoda, Michigan 48750, Phone: (989) 739-7555.



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