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River of History Museum

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River of History Museum
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 11, 2017
“Well done museum, but on the smaller side”
Sep 2, 2018
“Very nice museum.”
River of History Museum follows the History of the St. Mary's River and Sault Ste. Marie from the glacial period to the present day use of the River. Information on the French, Native American, Fur trading, lumbering and fishing of the area. Short...more
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531 Ashmun St, P.O Box 627, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1907
+1 906-632-1999
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

The museum has a lot of detail on the history of the area. The offer a free video tour that you can listen to as you walk through the museum,

Thank richardderose
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This museum struck me as a politicaly correct museum. In my opinion a museum should show you what was, not what is the current explanation of why.

Thank Thomas I
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Lots of artifacts from the area, and some interesting scenes. Lovely murals/paintings. A couple fun hands on activities, such as maneuvering canoes up an accurate plaque that's a map of the river. Museum is on the smaller side.

Thank LeeWreviews
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We had some time so we took a quick tour of this museum. It was small museum. Nothing spectacular that stood out.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is a well-kept museum. There are audio sticks available so you can listen to narration as you go through. This museum deals with how the area developed, starting with the Ojibwa people, then showing the change as missionaries, fur traders, French, and English arrived....More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This museum is very interesting, with good displays. It tells the rich history of Sault Ste. Marie. Children an adults will enjoy this and learn a lot about the area.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed August 5, 2016

It was a simple museum but I thought overall it was very informative. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Not sure I would go again though.

Thank hellohammond
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Now, my family loves museums and all kinds generally have some appeal. We toured the River of History because we bought the combo package along with the Valley Camp and the Tower of History. There was no one else in this museum when we visited,...More

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed June 2, 2016

The museum has a great group of dedicated volunteers. They have put together a good representation of Sault Ste Marie, MI. I would encourage to put it on your "Must See" list if visiting Sault Ste. Marie.

Thank LindaH1946
Reviewed September 22, 2015

This museum is not extensive, but it is informative. It will only take between one and two hours to review. There are many interesting displays as well as information on the native americans who originally occupied the region, the European explorers. and more recent settlers.

Thank Leon H
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