Superior Public Museums

Superior Public Museums operates three unique historic sites: Fairlawn Mansion, SS Meteor Whaleback Ship, and the Old Firehouse and Police Museum. Each site offers tours, events, private rentals, and so much more.

Fairlawn Mansion

Victorian House Museum – 906 East 2nd Street, Superior, WI

Firehouse & Police Museum

Old Firehouse & Police Museum – 402 23rd. Ave. East, Superior, WI

SS Meteor

200 Marina Drive, Superior, WI – on Barker’s Island

About Us

Be Our Guest

Superior Public Museums operates three unique historic sites: Fairlawn Mansion, SS Meteor Whaleback Ship, and the Old Firehouse and Police Museum. Each site offers tours, events, private rentals, and so much more.

The City of Superior stretches across the landscape at the head of Lake Superior, with a wide open view of Superior Bay. At the turn of the 20th century, the city was an important shipping port and a prosperous hub of industry where fortunes were made by men of vision. Superior Public Museums is proud to be instrumental in preserving this city’s rich and captivating history. We welcome you to be our guest as you travel back to the Gilded Age of our past.

Preserving the City of Superior’s main historic structures and sharing their importance locally and nationally.

Current Places

Our Museums

Fairlawn Mansion

Victorian House Museum – 906 East 2nd Street, Superior, WI

Old Firehouse and Police Museum

Old Firehouse & Police Museum – 402 23rd. Ave. East, Superior, WI

Whaleback Ship

200 Marina Drive, Superior, WI – on Barker’s Island

Weddings & Private Rentals

Share this special occasion with your family and friends in the elegant surroundings of Fairlawn Mansion.

Upcoming Events

Check out some of our upcoming events and daily schedule!

support

Donate Today

Your donations help support our historical sites and programming for the local community. You may choose to give to the general operating fund, or the museum(s) of your choice, or a specific program or event. Please contact us for more information on how you can help support Superior Public Museums. Superior Public Museums is a 501(c)3.

Join the Fun and Shape Superior’s History! 📝

👉🏻 We need YOUR HELP to keep Fairlawn Mansion, the S.S. Meteor, and the Old Firehall & Police Museum as amazing as ever. Your opinion matters! 👇🏼

💡 Simply take a few minutes to complete a survey, so you can share your thoughts on the museums and management, help us determine what’s important to the community and museum goers, and suggest cool ideas.

🎁 And, for taking the survey, we’ve included some sweet chances to WIN some fun prizes!

  • $50 Gift Shop spree at Fairlawn
  • Two Holiday Sampler tickets
  • One survey per person, please!
  • Deadline is June 28, 2024 🗓️