Due to COVID-19 and guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Fairlawn Mansion is closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 through at least Monday, April 13th, 2020. The health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for Superior Public Museums. During this time, our administrative staff plan to be present on a regular basis Monday-Friday as much as possible. For assistance, please call 715-394-5712 or email info@superiorpublicmuseums.org.

During our closure, we plan to finish some new exhibits (and rooms!), deep clean, and plan some exciting new events. Plus, a reveal of our new website! Watch our Facebook page for some fun behind-the-scenes pictures and collection reveals.

Thank you all for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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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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