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Great little tour

they have group tours there is antique artifacts and lots of history on how the ice business... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Corri H
Port Huron, Michigan
Amazing trip back in History

What a great experience. You really do step back in time in this extensive collection of rare... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Ed K
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Just imagine ice harvesting was one of the ten largest industries in the U.S. at one time. The Knowlton's Ice Museum of North America has one of the largest collections anywhere of ice tools and implements from the 1800's to the early 1900's. From...more
317 Grand River Ave, 2 blocks southeast of McMorran Place in downtown Port Huron, Port Huron, MI 48060-3814
+1 810-987-5441
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

they have group tours there is antique artifacts and lots of history on how the ice business started. the owners have passed but traveled to get as much artifacts. Great place for kids and adults to experiance the history . would reccommend it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Corri H
Reviewed 22 August 2018

What a great experience. You really do step back in time in this extensive collection of rare artifacts. To now understand that ice harvesting was such a large industry in the United States. My family lives in Florida and we were vacationing with my son...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ed K
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped by the ice museum while visiting family in Port Huron and we were so pleasantly surprised! Museum is full of an interesting account of the dairy / ice industry and was engaging for the whole family. The three women running the museum were so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Haley v
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Port Huron was the forefront of the logging and ice business in the early 1900s at Knowlton ice museum you'll be able to see how people use to harvest ice to you for residential and commercial shipping through the United States. In display you'll see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bradw851
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Grate people and fun for all the family!!!! Full of fun facts. Has a very interesting history behind the city of Port Huron. I will tell all my friends and family to come visit!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Josh W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Unique place to visit - great for history. Neat old ice cutting saws and ice / milk delivery wagons, dairy display, license plate display... Good to teach kids the past.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank seetheusainaford
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The best part was the video on the collector and the history of ice. I especially this place as it showed the realities of the childhood scenes of Kristoff in the Disney movie Frozen. The museum has artistic arrangements of a wide variety of saws,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kira v
Reviewed 7 September 2017

we have been to Port Huron more than a dozen times. In the 6-10 times we tried to stop here it was never open.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank DonandKim74
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a sweet little museum on the history of ice cutting and supply around the world. Mr Knowlton did a great service to society to collect all these implements and record all the details of this industry that has just vanished. Definitely worth a visit...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Foodfan2830
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a real find, if you are interested in how the business of Ice started. The tools, that were use to actually get the Ice from the lakes. This museum has a bit of everything! Ice Boxes, Ice Trucks, Milk Trucks, License Plates from...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Laurie S
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15 September 2018|
Response from Knowlton I | Property representative |
We are open on Saturdays from 11:00 am-5:00 pm during the winter (Oct.-May). Our summer hours (which are from June-Sept.) are Thursday-Saturday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm.