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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
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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A blast from the past!

Have visited here on many occasions (great place to bring guests) and have always learned something new about the history of the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Benson, Arizona
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Benson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have visited here on many occasions (great place to bring guests) and have always learned something new about the history of the area.

Thank 4upnorthjen
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Closed again but still got to wander around & enjoy some of the attractions of this lovely little Lake City with an impressive maritime history ! Get there when it's open !!

Thank Skeney57
Goodrich, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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

Thank Misseyj1001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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

Thank Peter F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 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.

Thank Lori R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 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 

Thank sheldon m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 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.

Thank Kimberly S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 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 

Thank BrianD317
Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 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!

Thank petersgal
Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 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!

Thank Elaine M

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