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Old Victoria Restoration

25401 Victoria Dam Road, Rockland, MI 49960-0043
+1 906-886-2617
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Stepping back in time.

My wife and I toured around the Old Victoria restoration cabins and then the ruins of the mine... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike013
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Detroit, Michigan, USA
Thanks to volunteers

Met Mary in Ontonagon putting up posters for Old Victoria and as it was on our way to Bond Falls... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mimaggie
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Presque Isle, Michigan
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Step into the past at Old Victoria, where nothing is behind glass! Explore four restored hand-hewn log cabins in their original locations, remnants of the Victoria Copper Mining Company and the copper mining industry that put the Upper Peninsula on the map. See where the miner's families lived and learn about their day-to-day life, struggles, and accomplishments. Join us on the 3rd Sunday of August for the annual Old Victoria Craft Fair, where the grounds come alive with arts and crafts, old-fashioned kids games, and the famous Victoria Cinnamon Rolls, baked fresh from scratch in the woodstoves. Old Victoria is open daily from mid-June to the first day in October. Special mine site ruins tours available by appointment.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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25401 Victoria Dam Road, Rockland, MI 49960-0043
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I toured around the Old Victoria restoration cabins and then the ruins of the mine themselves. Everything was very interesting especially the pictures of the families who lived in the cabins from over 100 years ago. Nice little diversion of the path....More

Thank Mike013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met Mary in Ontonagon putting up posters for Old Victoria and as it was on our way to Bond Falls decided to stop. Anyone interested in early mining history especially as it relates to the family life should make this a visit. The tour Patty...More

1  Thank Mimaggie
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Old Victoria has a few buildings, old homes, that have been restored to what they once were like. The staff on hand is always more than willing to offer a quick history lesson, or answer any questions you my have. Limited hours, during the summer...More

2  Thank UPwrite
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The cabins the miners lived in with their families were abandoned years ago and left to rot. A small group of people believed there was a story to be told and to date have resurrected six cabins and furnished them with stoves, beds, tools, etc....More

3  Thank Wayne J
OldVictoria1899, Public Relations Manager at Old Victoria Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

Wayne - Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I, too, am a descendant of Victoria and we love the chance to meet the many descendants of the families that braved this wilderness during the copper mining boom. I'm glad to hear that Victoria...More

Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Old Victoria is a partial reconstruction of an old ghost town. We have been here a couple times and have found the volunteers to be very enthusiastic. This place is really a testament to the civic pride and love of their history that the people...More

1  Thank Troy M
OldVictoria1899, Public Relations Manager at Old Victoria Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

Troy - Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review! You are 100% correct, our volunteers are very enthusiastic and put their hearts and souls into preserving this piece of the copper mining history for future generations. We are also located right on the North Country...More

Reviewed 24 July 2014

In the middle to late 1800's there was a bustling mining town call Victoria. It had many homes and structures during this busy era. When the copper mines closed down the town closed and people moved away. Most of the buildings and houses went to...More

2  Thank Kat0755
OldVictoria1899, Public Relations Manager at Old Victoria Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Old Victoria! We work very hard to display the cabins as they once were, and appreciate your recognition of that. I hope that you will be able to visit again and enjoy all of...More

Reviewed 11 October 2013

My visit was not during the regular season, and I knew there wouldn't be anyone there but I was in the area. I was looking around for good pictures of a spectacular color season. It was interesting to see the old buildings, and it's remote...More

1  Thank snyderkr1
OldVictoria1899, Public Relations Manager at Old Victoria Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

Thank you for sharing your experience in the Victoria area! I'm sorry to hear that you missed our open season and a chance at the tour through the four restored log homes. You are exactly right about the road in - it really makes us...More

Reviewed 10 October 2013

We drove down to Old Victoria even though the sign on the road said it was closed. The buildings are impressive but there were flies and knats everywhere. We've seen better old buildings than these. The women was interested in talking to another man about...More

Thank GloriasTravels
OldVictoria1899, Public Relations Manager at Old Victoria Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

Thank you for sharing your visit to the Victoria area! There are several great locations in the area for scenic views and I hope you enjoyed that part of your trip. You are definitely right, flies are a challenge for sites like Victoria but we...More

Reviewed 28 September 2013

This is a reconstructed village that served a local copper mine. We were able to tour several small cottages on the site, and learned about the people who lived here when the mine was operating. People have donated many artifacts which helps to bring the...More

3  Thank kc1030
OldVictoria1899, Public Relations Manager at Old Victoria Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for recommending the tour. A visit to the area in any season is spectacular for the views, but we like to think that the stories and history shared on the tour make...More

Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stopped on our trip. This city is a nice restoration but nothing too exciting. We did not take a guided tour but rather walked around the premises. Unfortunately the damn was closed on our trip so we did not get to...More

Thank mjclmc
OldVictoria1899, Public Relations Manager at Old Victoria Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

Thank you for leaving us a review! We hope you will stop back again and enjoy a tour of the cabins. The stories told inside are ones that we can all connect to. If you would like to catch the Victoria Dam in action, we...More

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