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Free little History Lesson

My kids enjoyed stopping by this cute little museum to learn more about Bayfield marine history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nice break

This museum is very nice and free to explore. Has a lot of historical pictures from around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey S
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Open 10am to 4pm Seasonally; Weekends in June, Daily July Through Labor Day, Weekends in September Sharing stories and artifacts about Lake Superior commercial fishing, lighthouses, boats, ships, and the innovative people of Bayfield who made their...more
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131 S 1st St, Bayfield, WI 54814-5006
+1 715-209-1636
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My kids enjoyed stopping by this cute little museum to learn more about Bayfield marine history. No entry fee, but you can donate cash and ring their bell. Super friendly volunteers running the museum. Thumbs up.

Thank tonip961
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very nice and free to explore. Has a lot of historical pictures from around the area and the Great Lakes. Toss in a donation and ring the bell... great for kids.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and free to explore maritome history in and around the area. Life size displays of how things were way back when. Take the kids and mill around for a while. There's a little park across the street for the kiddos to run off...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully rendered museum that shows recent human history on Lake Superior, including fishing, commerce, transport, tourism, and geographical surveying. Housed in one great big room, the displays feature many artifacts, particularly pieces of boats. There are interpretive displays that tell stories about Lake Superior maritime...More

Thank WallyIsTired
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always love the maritine museum, from the founders, and current archivists, have gone a great job showcasing Bayfield history!

Thank charleshaycock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a sign outside the door that said FREE! So the 4 of us went in. It was a ok place to spend 30 minutes. The pictures of various ships and collisions was interesting.

Thank Colleen L
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We visited with our two teens. The museum is staffed by local volunteers. The displays focus on local fishing and commercial boats and their history. The displays are well done for such a small and local museum, and we got a good feel for the...More

Thank Hoosier1959
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I have told visitors to the area about the great Maritime Museum Bayfield has to offer but time after time people report back to me that the sign says OPEN and the hours are posted but the doors are locked. I too have stopped in...More

Thank rangermat2
Reviewed 2 June 2018

My husband loves museums. We went a total of 5 times and the door was locked. The hours on the website said 10 to 4 and we were there during these times. I would hope it would be a great place to visit - but...More

Thank Deb551
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Bayfield has without a doubt more active commercial fish tugs than anywhere else on the Great Lakes. This museum is about there heritage and is very well done!

Thank CaptMc
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