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Caretakers of the past, stewards of the future.

Bammert Blacksmith Shop
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse
Eagle River Museum
Commercial Fishing Museum
School at Gay Museum
Keweenaw History Museum
Eagle Harbor Lifesaving Station
Maritime Museum
Phoenix Church
Rathbone School Museum

2023 KCHS Sites and Museum Schedule

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

Attended Sites:

Eagle Harbor Light Station Museum, including Lighthouse
Admission- $8 , children under 16 & KCHS members free                             Season- June 18 through October 8

  • 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
June 18 through
October 8
9am to 5pm daily

Eagle River Museum
Season- June 21 through
October 8
Hours-  Noon to 4pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

The School at Gay
Season- June 17 through
October 8
Hours-  1pm to 4pm, Wednesday, Saturday if docent is available.
Call 616-485-0086 or 906 296-0437 for appointment

Phoenix Church & Museum
June 18 through October 8
Hours-  8am to 6pm daily

Bammert Blacksmith Shop at Phoenix
Season-  TBD (closed for renovation)

Rathbone School Museum (Knights of Pythias Museum)
June 18 through October 8
Hours- 10am to 5pm

Life Saving Museum
June 18 through
October 8
Hours- 9am to 6pm daily

All sites are closed for the season, but 2023 opening dates have been determined. Please visit our
Sites and Museum Schedule

The Memorial Garden at Central Mine has an immediate need for regular watering and light weeding. If you are interested in volunteering for this position, CONTACT US

KCHS awarded grant to enhance Eagle Harbor Light Station Museum Exhibits.

KCHS awarded grant to renovate Eagle Harbor Lighthouse
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Now is a good time to start researching and reserving the popular amenities the Keweenaw has to offer.

Keweenaw County Tourism Links:

• Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce

• Keweenaw Tourism Council

Did you know KCHS members can rent historic on-site dwellings?

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Eagle Harbor Inn
Grampa's Barn
Keweenaw Power and Lite

The Keweenaw County Historical Society’s Board of Directors will follow the COVID-19 Epidemic Orders issued by the State of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services.  These public health orders are updated as needed, so KCHS may need to change access to buildings and events.

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