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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

2022 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 Lighthouse Museum Complex
Admission- $8 , children free
Season- June 19 through October 9

  • 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 19 through October 9

9am to 5pm daily
(Docents will be present as volunteers are available.)

Eagle River Museum
Season- June 22 through October 8
Hours-  Noon to 4pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
(Docents will be present)

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

Unattended Sites:

Phoenix Church & Museum
Season- June 19 through October 9
Hours-  8am to 6pm daily

Bammert Blacksmith Shop at Phoenix
Season-  Closed for maintenance

Rathbone School Museum (Knights of Pythias Museum)
June 19 through October 9
Hours- 10am to 5pm

Life Saving Museum
June 19 through October 9
9am to 6pm daily

All sites are closed for the season, but we're starting to thaw out.

Visit's Snow Thermometer page

Keweenaw Snowfall
We're still strapping on our snowshoes, but if we put an ear to the snow, we can hear the crocuses pecking at their shells. Long about mid-March, snow becomes a 4-letter word.

• Over 225 inches so far this year

• All-time historic high
1978-79 - 390.4 inches

• All-time historic low
1930-32 - 81.3 inches



Eagle Harbor Inn
Keweenaw Power and Lite
Upper Peninsula Power Company

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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