Mask Update: Superior Public Museums is dedicated to providing safe and welcoming spaces for all. Due to the recent changes from the CDC, Douglas County, and City of Superior, we are updating our guidelines surrounding COVID-19. As of Friday, May 21, 2021, guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks indoors while visiting any of our three sites to protect those who cannot yet be vaccinated or are immunocompromised. All staff and volunteers are still required to wear masks. All other safety measures, including reduced tour sizes, social distancing, and frequent cleaning will remain in place.

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Three Museums • One Heritage

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.

Browse through our website to discover more about each of our three historic museums, including hours and tour admission prices. Check for upcoming events and entertainment, and read our blog for more insight into our museums’ past and present.

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

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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.

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