Superior Public Museums, Inc.
Operating three historical sites in the city of Superior, Wisconsin.
• Fairlawn Mansion, an authentically restored 1890 Victorian House Museum.
• SS Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum, the world's last remaining above-water Whaleback ship.
• Old Firehouse and Police Museum, the last of Superior's 19th Century Fire Halls.
Superior Public Museums
906 East 2nd Street
Superior, WI 54880
SPM Business Office Hours:
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. year-round
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The head of the lakes, along with most of the rest of the country, is experiencing one of the most weather intense winters we’ve seen in a long time.
In the Twin Ports of Superior, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota we’ve set a record for the number of days with below zero temperatures. Some of them have been as much as 30-below.
Let’s not forget the snow. We’ve got a pretty good start to setting a record snowfall for the year as well.
Such extreme weather can get old with the month of March approaching, causing cabin fever to set in with a vengeance. What to do? Why not visit a local museum or two?
I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel all my life. I’ve seen most of the U.S., from rural farm communities, to small towns and villages, to large cities. One thing I’ve noted, is that for a region the size of the Twin Ports, we have a lot of museums by comparison.
Most of our local, historical sites and museums operate as non-profits. That means the $$ you spend for admission are an important contribution to keeping these historical sites operational and open to the public.
So shake your cabin fever and do a good deed at the same time. Visit one of these local museums to hear the fascinating history of our area.
And remember . . . Your History Becomes You!
In Superior, WI
- Fairlawn Mansion ~ A Victorian House Museum
The 42 room Queen Anne Victorian, featuring a four-story turret complete with widow’s watch overlooking the bay, is a unique and well recognized landmark in the City of Superior.
- Douglas County Historical Society
To collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit artifacts, archival materials and photographs of the cultural, social and political history of the people and communities of Douglas County, Wisconsin.
- Harrington Arts Center
A World of Accordion Museum
- The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center
To honor the memory of Major Bong and all the veterans of WWII and later conflicts whose sacrifices maintain our Freedoms. The Center is an educational resource that collects and preserves the tangible legacy of these veterans and their home front supporters.
In Duluth, MN
- Glensheen Estate
Glensheen, a historic estate on the shores of Lake Superior, offers a slice of turn-of-the-last-century opulence. Its 1908 collection is intact, completely immersing you in the life of one of Minnesota’s most influential families.
- Duluth Depot
Including the *St. Louis County Historical Society, *Lake Superior Railroad Museum, *Duluth Art Institute and *Veterans Memorial Hall.
- Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Located in a former Christian Scientist Church building built in 1912, the structure is a beautiful building with a large main floor exhibit hall.
Check individual websites for hours of operation, admission and additional information on exhibits, collections and tours.