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River of History Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Well done museum, but on the smaller side

Lots of artifacts from the area, and some interesting scenes. Lovely murals/paintings. A couple fun... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
LeeWreviews
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Nice museum

This is a well-kept museum. There are audio sticks available so you can listen to narration as you... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
Ann B
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Nashport
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Sep 2, 2018
“Very nice museum.”
Jul 17, 2018
“I enjoyed, but was distracted.”
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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531 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1907
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+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,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank richardderose
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Our audio tour is free with your tickets and a good way to learn more about different displays.

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank LeeWreviews
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review, we are a smaller museum but well laid out with lots of great information. Glad you enjoyed seeing the murals and hands on activities.

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Donna M
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ann B
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Carol B
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review.

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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank hellohammond
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us!

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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Darryl L
Mindy D, Tower Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Since your visit we have added in some interactive areas for kids (and adults) and updated other displays.

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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank LindaH1946
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! Our board of directors have done a great job setting up the museum displays and volunteering their time. We do have paid museum staff for selling tickets and gift shop purchases.

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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Leon H
Mindy D, Museum Staff at River of History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us.

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