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Interesting small museum

There were many interesting artifacts to see in a small out of the way museum. There were Native... read more

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Lots of island history!

Stop in and see some rare island history! Very interesting collection of island artifacts and a... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Salisbury, North Carolina
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2150 Little Lake Rd, Washington Island, WI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were many interesting artifacts to see in a small out of the way museum. There were Native American articles as well as objects from explorers.of the past.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 430sheilar
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Stop in and see some rare island history! Very interesting collection of island artifacts and a vertical log cabin once owned by Jens Jacobsen.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We stumbled upon this hidden museum as we were touring Washington Island on our own. It's a museum that dates back to the 1930's and is full of all kinds of interesting artifacts from the area. We spent an hour looking through the collection but,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank charliejames2016
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Take a walk on the pier for a beautiful and peaceful view. Peek into the original cabins. Several historic items are located outside for a short and easily accessible walk. Very peaceful. Inside the museum, Howard is willing to share loads of information about the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bigsei
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I am a history nut! If there is a local history museum, I will find it and spend a lot of time there. This place was great! An eclectic collection of personal pieces, Indian artifacts, even on old switchboard and pinball machine! I loved listening...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruth L
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This museum is small but full of many artifacts, antiques and has a wonderful history. The lady who is the curator knew Mr. Jacobsen and his son. She has many stories that she can tell you and knows about each piece in the museum. All...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chefpeppy
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A must see stop back in time when in washington island. An old fisherman’s cabin with furniture and a porch swing you can relax on. Do go into the museum (free) which is run by locals who have lived in the area for decades. Artifacts,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank laurals
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice little quiet stop. Pretty, quiet little lake. There is a museum that we spent about 30 minutes in. Place is crammed with interesting articles. Many Indian artifacts and tons of other stuff. Not really a must visit in Washington Island but a good side...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Keith P
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We found this unique little camp area and museum by accident while visiting Little Lake. We figured we would just check it out quickly. The docent was a wonderful lady who has lived on Washington Island all her life. She knew the man who built...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank micheal M
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I enjoy somewhat obscure, out of the way places with interesting histories where I can learn things, and this place meets all of those criteria in spades. This well cared for little spot offers unique insights into elements of Washington Island history served up nowhere...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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