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.)

2018 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 10
  • Closes – October 14
  • 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 10
  • Closes – October 14
  • 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 13
  • Closes – October 14
  • 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 16 and will be open each Wednesday and Saturday until October 14 from 12–3 PM. Docents will be present. Additional open houses will be held on Wednesday, July 4 and Monday, September 3 from 12-3 PM

Unattended Museum Sites

Phoenix Church & Museum

  • Opens June 10
  • Hours 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Closes – October 14

Bammert Blacksmith Shop at Phoenix

  • Opens June 10
  • Hours 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Closes – October 14

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

  • Opens – June 10
  • Hours: June, September and October – Noon- 5 PM
  • Hours: July and August – 10 AM to 5 PM; Sundays Noon – 5 PM
  • Closes – October 14

Life Saving Museum at Eagle Harbor

  • Opens June 10
  • Hours: Daily – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Closes – October 14
    Note: The Life – Saving Museum is located on the east entry point of Eagle Harbor. Take Marina Road off M-26.