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Marquette Maritime Museum

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Address: 300 Lakeshore Blvd., Box 1096, Marquette, MI 49855
Phone Number: +1 906-226-2006
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Featuring a guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the largest...

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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Great history

Great maritime history with lots of facts and exhibits,. they also offer some tours fr a local great lakes lighthouse when available.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Goodrich, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to take a stroll and visit lots of quaint stores and restaurants. Beautiful views, friendly neighbors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great maritime history with lots of facts and exhibits,. they also offer some tours fr a local great lakes lighthouse when available.

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Thank Peter F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are interested in Maritime, this is a must see stop. You can see the lighthouse from here if you are interested in taking pictures.

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Thank Lori R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Only museum we've been on during our trip around Lake Superior that has examples of 4 different sizes of Lighthouse lenses. Finally understand the rating of lenses. It is a small museum but has some good information on the history of ships on Lake Superior. Because of safety issues (relating to the condition of the lighthouse) the lighthouse tour DOES... More 

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Thank sheldon m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wish I could have visited the actual museum. Enough time to snap a photo then back on the road. Worth it though.

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Thank Kimberly S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I love small local museums. They keep the local history alive. The history important to the area. The exhibits are enjoyable but two things are the highlights: the available lighthouse tour and the fresnel lens collection. If you take the lighthouse tour you get to go onto former Coast Guard grounds, see the exterior of the lighthouse, walk along causeway... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum on a rainy day on our vacation. The reviews were good so we stopped for a look - it was really fascinating! The fresnel lenses were amazing! Lots of interesting local history!

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A lot of great history in a small place! Extremely well done. A nice learning center for kids too. The weather was too wet for the lighthouse but we were perfectly content to spend out time in the museum. Decent gift shop too!

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Thank Elaine M
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Hubby enjoyed, I thought it was interesting. Cost was $7 which I was surprised at, thought it would be a little less. Unable to tour lighthouse as it was under repair I believe. Didn't take long to tour, nice stop for a rainy day.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We enjoyed our visit very much. The displays inside are detailed and well-arranged. The guides on the Lighthouse tour are informative, knowledgeable, and humorous as well.

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