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Little Traverse History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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There is lots of history on the area, Very educational. ( not sure why i need to say what I did in... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Tammy M
Hemingway history

I really enjoyed browsing through this Small museum packed with a lot of interesting history... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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100 Depot St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2476
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

There is lots of history on the area, Very educational. ( not sure why i need to say what I did in more than 50 characters)

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I really enjoyed browsing through this Small museum packed with a lot of interesting history. Ernest Hemingway family traveled to this area and settled here. This museum is located on this beach along with some other feature attractions such as the pier walk, Sunset Park,...More

1  Thank LAVERNE J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I went for the exhibits about Hemingway's early years in the area but also enjoyed the other exhibits. The items from the city's old Winter Carnival were an enjoyable window into the city's past. The parking lot is also a convenient place from which to...More

2  Thank j2dor
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great little museum focusing on interesting aspects of Petoskey (Hemingway, winter carnival, Native Americans, etc..) A quick and easy stop to better understand the area, They sponsor a vintage home walk in late September that is very interesting

2  Thank BillyC989
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Petoskey can be justifiably proud of the adaptive reuse of this old building. Wonderful job of displaying some of the history of the Little Traverse Bay area with a very nice feature on the Hemingway (read Ernest) family and the time they spent here from...More

1  Thank Gene R
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Easy to get to and plenty of free parking, this little museum is located in the old Petoskey Railroad station....right near the lake. Lovely setting and great little museum. One part is devoted to Ernest Hemingway and family who spent summers nearby. Another exhibit (and...More

1  Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Highlight is the good Hemingway exhibit. Pics and info not otherwise available. Area history of Petoskey, Little Traverse Bay, Bayview, Bay Harbor and Charlevoix also covered. New exhibit on the Women of the area.

Thank googoo4
Reviewed 6 June 2017

For $3, this is worth a stop. It has a very interesting history of the area, including the rail line which went along the shoreline. The section on Ernest Hemingway, who summered in Petoskey, is particularly interesting.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I stopped in this small museum for about 45 minutes, and was delighted to see the same friendly, knowledgeable curator I'd met years before. She's the real gem of this place! Located in Bayfront Park. Parking available right near the museum. This place emphasises the...More

1  Thank tymetraveler222
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were here around 30 minutes. It is in an old train station, and is quite small, but a nice museum for $3. A bonus was the woman working there told us quite a few things about local history when we arrived. It is in...More

Thank Kevin S
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Response from worker b | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was but it wasn't very much - like about 5.00.