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Marquette Maritime Museum

300 Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette, MI 49855
+1 906-226-2006
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Local Maritime Museum Well Done

This is a museum in the making; it has already collected some really good maritime artifacts. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SojournMN
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Worth stopping

Fascinating. Who knew the story of the Fresnel lenses, or how beautiful they are up close? Lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara M
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Holland, Michigan
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Featuring a guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the largest collection of Fresnel lenses on the Great Lakes, the Marquette Maritime Museum provides an experience that is fun for the whole family. Learn about famous Coast Guard rescues while participating in scavenger hunts and other fun activities. Make a new memory with your family today at the Marquette Maritime Museum where history is fun!
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lighthouse tour” (18 reviews)
“great lakes” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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300 Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette, MI 49855
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+1 906-226-2006
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a museum in the making; it has already collected some really good maritime artifacts. We especially enjoyed the many fresnel lens (from old lighthouses) they had on display. I also took the lighthouse tour. It is a beautiful lighthouse on the outside and...More

Thank SojournMN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating. Who knew the story of the Fresnel lenses, or how beautiful they are up close? Lots of Great Lakes shipping and shipwreck lore. A very small-town vibe, run and maintained by geeky types who love Lake Superior. One star deduction for the slightly musty...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This out of the way museum was a highlight to our visit to the U.P. I was very impressed by the outstanding collection of lighthouse memorabilia. Loved the intro to the Stoddard rock Lighthouse, and even more impressed by the locals that refurbished the lenses...More

Thank stdenis0226
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great local maritime museum with some local WW II stories and displays. Displayed artifacts are all in good condition and very interesting too.

Thank William R
Hilary B, Manager at Marquette Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks for visiting the Marquette Maritime Museum!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Stopped at the museum to get a picture of the Lighthouse. Unfortunately, didn't have the time to tour the lighthouse but had time to tour the museum. The lighthouse lens that were on display were neat. The had on old periscope that you could use...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It seems like every town along the shore of Lake Superior has a maritime museum. This one is in the top three. Lots of displays and information and cool kid activities.

Thank MJSpock
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Poorly staffed .when going to the lighthouse you don't get to go up in the lighthouse you go to the first floor and the basement. The Museum was small with nobody around to give you any information. The young man giving the tour was pleasant...More

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Hilary B, Manager at Marquette Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

I am sorry you did not enjoy your Museum and Lighthouse visit. Our museum tour is self guided and any questions can be asked at the museum desk. The Lighthouse is owned by the city of Marquette and guests are not allowed in the lighthouse...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

AWESOME! $12 for adults gets you access to the museum and a tour of the adjoining lighthouse. Chock full of historical information about shipwrecks and a beautiful view of Lake Superior as well as a walk to the lake from the lighthouse included with the...More

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Hilary B, Manager at Marquette Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thanks for your review and thanks for visiting Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a decision we made on a whim just walking around Marquette. We did both the museum and lighthouse tour. The museum was on the small side but did not lack interest. We walked around the museum until our lighthouse tour which was guided...More

Thank ericalee94
Hilary B, Manager at Marquette Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks for your review and for visiting our museum and lighthous!

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is just getting its start according to our guide. I was impressed with the quantity and quality of the offerings. Only going to get better Walked out to the lighthouse and the boardwalk to the shore. Great photo taking opportunities. The only disappointment...More

Thank JQuilter
Hilary B, Manager at Marquette Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for your review! We hope to resume tours on the upper floor in the future.

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jamestX1309KD
7 July 2016|
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Response from Amanda F |
$7 for adults to do either the lighthouse or the museum or $12 to do both. Prices as of June 2017. Children are a lower price but unsure the price. It is definitely worth the cost.
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Fred S
17 June 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
The museum is well laid out and after visiting one really understands the area history and the importance the maritime part. What a great visit.
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