Ontonagon County Historical Society

The Ontonagon County Historical Society was founded in 1957 to collect and preserve the artifacts of the county’s history and to educate the public about that history and related topics.

Ontonagon Historical Museum

The museum building houses collections of mining, logging, farming, marine, and social memorabilia, displayed in room settings and cases.

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Ontonagon Lighthouse

The Ontonagon Lighthouse is part of our attractions. The Society is restoring it and conducts three tours a day in summers, Monday through Saturday. Lighthouse tours are also available by appointment, and tour groups are welcome by appointment on Sundays, too.

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Gift Shop

We also have a gift shop with many items related to local history and heritage, and to our light house. Books, DVD’s, and other items of local historical interest can be shipped to you, paid by credit card, if you call the museum at 906-884-6165. You can also help protect Ontonagon history by making a donation to our organization.

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The Ontonagon County Historical Society was founded in 1957 to collect and preserve the artifacts of the county’s history and to educate the public about that history and related topics.

The museum building houses collections of mining, logging, farming, marine, and social memorabilia, displayed in room settings and cases.

The Ontonagon Lighthouse is part of our attractions. The Society is restoring it and conducts three tours a day in summers, Monday through Saturday. Lighthouse tours are also available by appointment, and tour groups are welcome by appointment on Sundays, too.

We also have a gift shop with many items related to local history and heritage, and to our light house. Books, DVD’s, and other items of local historical interest can be shipped to you, paid by credit card, if you call the museum at 906-884-6165. Click the following link for a list of items for sale. Gift Shop

museum

Museum Hours

May through September, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon – Sat; 10 am – 2 pm, Sun
October through December, 10 am – 5 pm, Tues – Sat
January through April, 11 am – 4pm, Thurs – Sat

Lighthouse, tucked and shuttered in 2009

Lighthouse Tours

May through October
Mon-Sat – 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Sundays – 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

Ontonagon Historical Museum

422 River Street
Ontonagon, Michigan  49953
(906) 884-6165

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Ontonagon Historical Museum