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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Duluth, MN

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is one of the world's largest private holding of important original documents and manuscripts. Topics are presented from the fields of history, music, science, literature and art. The Museum is free for everyone and our regular hours are from 12-4:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
Open 7 days a week throughout the summer (June through Labor Day).


Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Duluth, MN

Canal Park's Marine Museum
features film shows, model ships and exhibits featuring the commercial shipping of Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor. At Canal Park you are within yards of giant lake carriers and foreign ships as they pass under the world-famous Aerial Lift Bridge.  Open year-round. No admission. Programs always free. Groups must register in advance. 

Spring: Sun-Thurs/10am-9:00pm; .
Summer (thru Labor Day): Daily/10am-9pm. Fall/Sept-Oct: Sun-Thurs/10am-4:30pm; Fri-Sat/10am-6pm. Fall/Nov-Dec: Daily/10am-4:30pm. 
Winter: Fri, Sat & Sun/10am-4:30pm. Free admission. Handicap access via inside elevator and outside ramp. Restrooms are accessible


Lake Superior Railroad Museum
Duluth, MN

The Lake Superior Railroad Museum has something for everyone! Climb up into the cab of one of the world's largest steam locomotives and take the throttle of the Yellowstone Class Mallet. Take in the view from the cupola of a wooden caboose. Imagine what dining on the rails was like as you marvel at one-of-a-kind dining car china and table settings displayed in a restored, turn-of-the-century coach. Learn more about the history of railroading in Minnesota as you view the "William A Crooks", the state's first steam engine and explore the inside of the oldest known steam rotary snowplow still in existence today. 

Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day) 9:30am-6pm. 
Winter Hours, Monday-Saturday/10am-5pm;
Sunday/1pm-5pm. Closed major holidays. Call for admission prices, group rates and special accessibility

Tweed Museum of Art
Duluth, MN 55812

The Museum hosts both contemporary and historical exhibitions in its nine galleries and maintains an important collection of American and European paintings. Also features the Glenn C. Nelson International Ceramics Collection and the Potlatch "Mountie" Illustration Collection. Museum store offers handcrafted and unique art merchandise. 
Tues: 9am-8pm;
Wed-Fri: 9am-4:30pm;
Sat & Sun: 1pm-5pm; 

Closed Mondays, holidays and University holidays. Suggested donation (subject to change): $5/family;$2/individuals;$1/seniors;
students & children 5 & under free. Barrier free.

S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
Duluth, MN

Flagship of the "Silver Stack" Fleet! In her working life the William A Irvin carried more than just millions of tons of rich, red iron ore; she transported dignitaries, the elite and the powerful of the day in her magnificently appointed, wood-paneled staterooms.
Guests dined at the finest table and the Irvin was the flagship of the USS Great Lakes Fleet, the Silver Stackers! Now a floating museum, the boat is permanently docked along the Duluth waterfront. Tours include the Army Corps of Engineers historic tugboat, "Lake Superior" at no extra charge. 

Open May-October. Guided tours;$6.75/adults;$5.75/students & seniors;$4.75/twelve & under. Group rates and discounted combination tickets with the Duluth OMNIMAX Theatre are available.


St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center
 The Depot

Duluth, MN

Known locally as the "Depot", this historic building was constructed in 1892 and for years served as Duluth's busiest railroad station and "Port of entry". The "Ellis Island" of Northeastern Minnesota, the Chateauesque-style Union Depot in downtown Duluth served as a gateway to the New World for thousands of immigrants arriving by train at the turn of the century. Today vintage steam locomotives and their antique, wooden coaches still wait silently for passengers trackside in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, home of the Midwest's largest, indoor train collection. (See Lake Superior Railroad Museum.) Also trackside is "Depot Square" a realistic, life-size
depiction of Downtown Duluth as it looked in 1910. One low priced admission ticket covers the railroad museum, the Saint Louis County Historical Society's regional exhibits, exhibits by regional artists in the galleries of the Duluth Art Institute and the fun of learning in the Duluth Children's Museum. The Depot is also home to productions of the Duluth Playhouse. The Depot is also home to other performing arts organizations. A Great Family Adventure! Two museum stores feature rare collectibles relating to the building's contents.

Summer Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day/9:30am-6pm daily.
Winter Hours: Saturday, 10am-5pm;Sunday 1pm-5pm Call for group rates and special exhibit information.

General Admission- Adults $8.00, Children (3-13) $4.25, and Children under 3 are free.




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