Madeline Island Museum

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226 Colonel Woods Avenue
PO Box 9
La Pointe, WI 54850
(715) 747-2415
Hours:
May 26-June 22 Open Daily 10-4
June 23-Sept 3 Open Daily 10-5
Sept 4-Oct 21 Open Tues-Sun 10-4

About Us

One of Wisconsin's most historic places beckons the adventurer in you. Heed the call!

For more than three centuries, generations of Native Americans, fur traders, lumbermen, old salts and summer read more
  • About

    One of Wisconsin's most historic places beckons the adventurer in you. Heed the call!

    For more than three centuries, generations of Native Americans, fur traders, lumbermen, old salts and summer travelers have responded to Madeline Island's siren song.

    Discover for yourself the timeless allure of this place. Complete your island experience with a visit to a museum dedicated to Madeline Island's storied past and energetic present.

    Experience more than 300 years of Island history:

    - from Ojibwe lifeways to the fur trade

    - from missionaries to loggers

    - from boat building to fishing - and more!

    Special children's exhibits and activities.

    Family and group rates available.

    Museum Store features books, handmade jewelry, Ojibwe crafts, and other unique gifts.

    Our facility and grounds are available for rental for special events.

    Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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    Saturday Nov 24, 2018
    An enticing variety of hand-crafted arts & goods are for sale at this beloved traditional holiday event. Free return PASSENGER ferry ticket with purchase. ...read more
  • Directions

    Take a step back in time! Ride the ferry over from Bayfield. You can walk to the museum from the ferry dock. It's just across Main Street past the Gazebo. Look for the stockade fence.