Madeline Island Museum
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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.
Member EventsWednesday Jun 27, 2018Mary Burns will talk about the Ancestral Women weaving exhibit now featured in the Capser gallery of the Museum. Free and open to the public! ...read moreWednesday Jul 4, 2018Gather on the green in front of the Madeline Island Museum after the parade for the annual ceremony! THE MUSEUM IS OPEN 10:00AM – 5:00PM ...read moreWednesday Jul 11, 2018Pre-concert Demonstration with Fellowship Quartets from Madeline Island Chamber Music. Event is FREE and open to the public. ...read moreFriday Jul 13, 2018 - Sunday Jul 15, 2018Enjoy this living history grand encampment featuring demonstrations of fur trade life ways by fur trade historians and re-enactors. ...read moreWednesday Jul 18, 2018Learn about the special place water holds in Ojibwe culture — especially for Ojibwe women. Free and open to the public! ...read moreThursday Jul 19, 2018Haydn Lecture/Demonstration compliments of the Fellowship String Quartet Program at Madeline Island Chamber Music. Free to Public. ...read moreSaturday Jul 28, 2018April Stone Demonstrates the Art of Black Ash Basketry. ...read moreSunday Jul 29, 2018April Stone Demonstrates the Art of Black Ash Basketry. ...read moreSaturday Aug 11, 2018 - Sunday Aug 12, 2018Rita is an acclaimed regional mural artist, beadworker, and basketmaker. ...read more
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.