KCHS Sites and Museum Schedule – 2019

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.)

2019 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 9
  • Closes – October 13
  • 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 9
  • Closes – October 13
  • 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 12
  • Closes – October 13
  • 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 15 and will be open each Wednesday and Saturday until October 13 from 12–3 PM. Docents will be present. Additional open houses will be held on Wednesday, July 4 and Monday, September 2 from 12-3 PM

Unattended Museum Sites

Phoenix Church & Museum

  • Opens June 9
  • Hours 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Closes – October 13

Bammert Blacksmith Shop at Phoenix

  • Opens June 9
  • Hours 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Closes – October 13

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

  • Opens – June 9
  • Hours: June, September and October – Noon- 5 PM
  • Hours: July and August – 10 AM to 5 PM; Sundays Noon – 5 PM
  • Closes – October 13

Life Saving Museum at Eagle Harbor

  • Opens June 9
  • Hours: Daily – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Closes – October 13
    Note: The Life – Saving Museum is located on the east entry point of Eagle Harbor. Take Marina Road off M-26.