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Marquette Maritime Museum

300 Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette, MI 49855
+1 906-226-2006
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Wonderful Great Lakes Maritime Museum!!

This out of the way museum was a highlight to our visit to the U.P. I was very impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stdenis0226
A must see for an important slice of Marquette history.

Great local maritime museum with some local WW II stories and displays. Displayed artifacts are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William R
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Marquette, 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!
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting the Marquette Maritime Museum!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We opted to do the lighthouse tour along with the museum. You can only view the lighthouse via a guided tour. The property is gated and the lighthouse kept locked up. Our tour guide was wonderfully informative and the granddaughter of a lightkeeper herself. The...More

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

Thanks for your review! We love our tour guides and are lucky to have them.

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This museum started as a grassroots effort to display the facinating power and wrath of this great lake. You can feel the strength of what people who work the lake must have to endure. Marvel at this collection that so vividly depicts a very exciting...More

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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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