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Worth a stop

We visited just by chance while driving through St. Ignace. This is a small but cozy and... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Jenn V
Surprisingly elaborate

On entering, you might get the impression that this is one of the usual tourist "museums" which... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Phil G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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We are closed for the SEASON. We will reopen May 2019! At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17th century St. Ignace: the Ojibwa who formed the population, the Huron refugees and the French who established the area as the...more
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500 N State St, Corner of Marquette St. and N. State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1429
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

We visited just by chance while driving through St. Ignace. This is a small but cozy and informative museum. We enjoyed also perusing the books on offer in the store, many of which are about northern Michigan and nearby Canadian history that you won't find...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenn V
Reviewed November 28, 2018

On entering, you might get the impression that this is one of the usual tourist "museums" which have a few exhibits to draw people to a gift shop. Not so! The museum part is much larger than you can see on entering, and there are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil G
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We visited the museum in August 2018. I called about a month ahead of our visit to inquire about setting up a private tour. They were beyond accommodating!! We had people from Germany and Liberia visiting us, and they wanted to learn more about Native...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D_Alpena
Reviewed November 5, 2018

My wife and I visited the museum/store just after crossing the Mackinac Bridge. This is a small museum, but quite informative about the Native American tribe known variously as Anashinaabe, Ojibwa, and Chippewa. The clerk on duty very kindly explained the different names and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Well thought out exhibits and time traveling displays let you step back to the quiet days of the Native Americans. We were impressed by the artifacts on display and the documentation of the Ojibwa Culture. A find indeed!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

My husband and I have visited the museum on many occasions while in St. Ignace. Each time the place intrigues us even more. The gift shop is primarily stocked with local Native American art works. Docents are extremely knowledgeable about the Ojibwa culture and presentations...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nila F
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Francie and her husband welcomed me into the museum with open arms. They provided me with knowledge of Ojibwa people along with stories from the past. I highly recommend stopping in and learning about our native people and checking out the museum as it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times, I took a friend who had never been to the museum. We are both members of the Chippewa tribe so this was very interesting for my friend to learn more of our history, and culture. Make sure to walk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We learned a lot about Ojibwa culture and its emphasis on family and natural forces. We’re not from the area, so it was great to have this showcase of heritage and respect for the land and the family.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Very informative and visually attractive displays, including a well done video, on inside are complemented by several outside features including the burial site of Father Marquette. Outdoor sculpture is extremely well conceived and should be included in your walkabout. The admission is by donation, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris L
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July 30, 2017|
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Response from OjibwaMuseum | Property representative |
Hello, We are blown away from all the wonderful answers by visitors to our lovely museum. Thank you all so much!!! Admission is free and we do appreciate any donation. It all goes to the upkeep of our 180 year old building... More
June 7, 2017|
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Response from OjibwaMuseum | Property representative |
Oh yes, our Museum is handicapped accessible. We have also widened our aisles for that reason.
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Response from SewnHearts | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission fees but donations are greatly appreciated and accepted. They also have souvenirs of all price ranges. And, yes I do believe there is handicapped access if I remember correctly.