Delta County Historical Museum

Delta County Historical Museum

Delta County Historical Museum
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The museum features displays about our cities local resources, industry, logging, railroads, and the county’s relationship to the lakes and land. There is an extensive clothing collection, as well as a 1905 motor launch. Open May-Sept.
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Sheryl D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
How fortunate that the Delta County Historical Society is represented by the young man that I encountered today at the Sand Point Lighthouse. His name is Sean Sullivan. Although young, he was wise beyond his years knowing a lot about the history of the museum and the lighthouse. I enjoyed my tour very much so and we'll recommend it highly to anyone visiting the area. From an avid lighthouse fan, thank you very much.
Written June 26, 2022
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C K
Milwaukee, WI80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Much of what you'd expect to find in a local historical museum & a few surprises (a violin maker for example). Delicate items are behind glass, but many--like a small boat--are out where you can see & touch.

Like many historical museums, it largely focuses on men's history--military, professions, tools--so it was nice to see a small collection of vintage wedding dresses & women's hats, glassware, etc. Walking through the exhibits, I was gently reminded of the strong French Canadian influence in the UP. A little sparse on Native American history but a surprisingly broad cross section of stone tips & tools for a small display. The building is pleasantly lit & comfortable; the volunteer who greeted us in the entry was delightful & informative.
Written August 25, 2015
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scholr27
Gladstone, MI224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
If you see the lighthouse you really need to stop at the museum, they just go together. The life and times of the towns are told along with the period of the lighthouse's use. It is a special place to learn about the early occupants of Delta county. There is alot to look at. It was very interesting.
Written March 24, 2012
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Leslie S
West Bloomfield, MI33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I was surprised by what a terrific little museum this is. It gives you a great picture of how logging, railroads and shipping created and shaped the area. Lots of small items that recreate the feel of life in earlier times. Great commentary on all exhibits -- the museum is self guided. Your $3 admission also includes access to the adjacent Sand Point Lighthouse. Well worth the visit and the admission price!
Written July 9, 2019
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jen b
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Don't miss this gem of a museum. It's well thought out and organized. I found it extremely interesting and found myself spending more time here than I had planned. Even my children were amazed at the exhibits when usually they would have lost interest in a matter of minutes.
Written July 27, 2016
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Duke G
Okatie, SC100 contributions
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Jul 2016 • Couples
The greatness of this museum is understated. Great displays of life many years ago. And with a great variety of items, from wedding dresses, to logging tools, military items, medical depictions. We spent about an hour with the museum and the Lighthouse, and most of that in the museum.

Not a place if you want deep looks into a single aspect of history, but terrific if a comprehensive look at life back then, if that interests you.

Cheap $5 for a family.
Written July 23, 2016
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Mindie D
141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We originally came to see the lighthouse and were pleasantly surprised by the Delta County History Museum located just behind it and included in our $5 ticket price. Did I mention the whole family got in for just $5!?!? to see both the lighthouse and museum! Packed full of local history in well executed exhibits, there is something for everyone in this hidden gem. Make sure you walk the grounds to see the outside displays as well.
Written September 20, 2019
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AnnDG_12
Ann Arbor, MI136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Over the years, I've been to a number of "local history" museums: usually dusty, crowded, confusing. This museum sets a high standard: it doesn't assume the visitor knows anything about Escanaba, but clearly tells the story of her founding, progress, history and the people who made a difference. The lighting is excellent, there is enough room to move through, take in and see the exhibits and the stories are clear and understandable. Two parts to this museum: the lighthouse and the new museum behind it. If you are in the area, it's not to be missed.
Written July 1, 2019
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Cap Chastain
Anchorage, AK18,232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
My wife and I visited Escanaba, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the weekend of September 15th to 17th, 2017. This is of importance because the Delta County Historical Museum, here in Escanaba, is closed until MEMORIAL DAY 2018. The museum archives are open only on Mondays, and then only from 1pm to 4pm.

All of this being said, we enjoyed a visit to the museum grounds immensely. There are many informational plaques available to read and just seeing the venue was very enjoyable for us. The adjoining lighthouse is also a do-not-miss attraction. So open or closed, the two attractions are well worth a visit.

I have added several exterior photos of the museum here on Trip Advisor to the photo file for this attraction.
Written September 17, 2017
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carpoolqueen
Michigan123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Business
We stopped into this facility and was literally blown away at its beauty, the archives, and the staff. I am a genealogist and found this golden nugget the perfect place to research. I have made it a "must do" stop each time we are in Delta County. The staff bends over backwards and is so knowledgeable with their holdings. Don't forget the view of the bay is breathtaking! The building is A+.
Written August 6, 2017
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