Museums & Historic Sites – Michigan U.P. West


Museums & Historic Sites

in the Upper Peninsula

Counties of Baraga, Dickinson,

Gogebic, Houghton, Iron,

Keweenaw, Marquette,

Menominee and Ontonagon


Michigan UP West

Map Courtesy of Digital-Topo-Maps.com



Locations in the list below are open to the public, have websites, and are at least partly dedicated to the early history of Michigan. Please send suggestions for additional museums and historical sites in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

Go to the Museums and Historic Sites page for the Eastern Counties of the Upper Peninsula.


Baraga County

Baraga County Historical Museum

Baraga, Baraga County, MI
Go to Website

Hanka Homestead Museum

Pelkie, Baraga County, MI
Go to Website



Dickinson County

Cornish Pumping Engine and Mining Museum

Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, MI
Museum or Type of Site Go to Website

Menominee Range Historical Museum

Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, MI
Museum or Type of Site Go to Website

Jake Menghini Historical Museum

Norway, Dickinson County, MI
Go to Website



Gogebic County

None at present




Houghton County

Copper Country Firefighters History Museum

Calumet, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website

Coppertown, USA

Calumet, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website

Keweenaw National Historical Park

Calumet, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website

Quincy Mine Tours

Hancock, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Houghton, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website

Houghton County Historical Museum

Lake Linden, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website

Laurium Manor Mansion Tour

Laurium, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website

Copper Range Historical Museum

South Range, Houghton County, MI
Go to Website


Iron County

Iron County Historical Museum

Caspian, Iron County, MI
Go to Website


Keweenaw County

Delaware Copper Mine Tours

Copper Harbor, Keweenaw County, MI
Go to Website

Fort Wilkins

Copper Harbor, Keweenaw County, MI
Go to Website

Keweenaw County Historical Society Sites

Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, MI
Go to Website


Marquette County

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum

Ishpeming, Marquette County, MI
Go to Website

Marquette Regional History Center

Marquette, Marquette County, MI
Go to Website

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum

Marquette, Marquette County, MI
Go to Website

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Negaunee, Marquette County, MI
Go to Website


Menominee County

IXL Historical Museum

Hermansville, Menominee County, MI
Go to Website

West Shore Fishing Museum

Menominee, Menominee County, MI
Go to Website



Ontonagon County

Adventure Mining Company

Greenland, Ontonagon County, MI
Go to Website

Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum

Ontonagon, Ontonagon County, MI
Go to Website

Old Victoria

Rockland, Ontonagon County, MI
Go to Website



See the Museums and Historic Sites page for the Eastern Counties of the Upper Peninsula.


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