KCHS Sites and Museum Schedule

The Keweenaw County Historical Society operates eleven historic sites and museums. Here is the schedule of hours and dates that the various sites are available to the public. (Follow the links to pages with information about that specific site.)

2017 Season Schedule

Attended Museum Sites

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse museum complex- includes Commercial Fishing Museum, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Maritime Museum, Keweenaw History Museum, Admission $5 , children free

  • Opens – June 11
  • Closes – October 8
  • Hours of Operation
  • June – Noon to 5 PM
  • July – 10 AM to 5 PM Mon-Sat; Noon to 5 PM Sun
  • August – 10 AM to 5 PM Mon-Sat; Noon to 5 PM Sun
  • September – Noon to 5 PM
  • October – Noon to 5 PM

Central Mine Visitors Center

  • Opens – June 11
  • Closes – October 8
  • Hours of Operation :Daily – June through October, – 9 AM to 5 PM (Docents will be present as volunteers are available.)

Eagle River Museum

  • Opens – June 11
  • Closes – October 8
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 12 – 4 PM, Docents will be present.
    NOTE: The Eagle River Museum is located in the Eagle River Township Hall and Community Building on M-26 across from the falls.

The School at Gay
The museum at the school at Gay will open on June 17 and will be open each Wednesday and Saturday until October 8 from 12–3 PM. Docents will be present. Additional open houses will be held on Monday, July 4 and Monday, September 4 from 12-3PM

Unattended Museum Sites

Phoenix Church & Museum

  • Opens June 11
  • Hours 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Closes – October 8

Bammert Blacksmith Shop at Phoenix

  • Opens June 11
  • Hours 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Closes – October 8

Rathbone School Museum (Knights of Pythias Museum) at Eagle Harbor

  • Opens – June 11
  • Hours: June, September and October – Noon- 5 PM
  • Hours: July and August – 10 AM to 5 PM; Sundays Noon – 5 PM
  • Closes – October 8

Life Saving Museum at Eagle Harbor

  • Opens June 11
  • Hours: Daily – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Closes – October 8
    Note: The Life – Saving Museum is located on the east entry point of Eagle Harbor. Take Marina Road off M-26.