Ontonagon County 

Historical Society

422 River Street

Ontonagon, Michigan  49953

(906) 884-6165



The Ontonagon County Historical Society was founded in 1957 to collect and preserve the artifacts of the county's history and to educate the public about that history and related topics.

The museum building houses collections of mining, logging, farming, marine, and social memorabilia, displayed in room settings and cases.

The Ontonagon Lighthouse is part of our attractions. The Society is restoring it and conducts three tours a day in summers, Monday through Saturday. Lighthouse tours are also available by appointment, and tour groups are welcome by appointment on Sundays, too.

We also have a gift shop with many items related to local history and heritage, and to our light house. Books, DVD's, and other items of local historical interest can be shipped to you, paid by credit card, if you call the museum at 906-884-6165. Click the following link for a list of items for sale. Gift Shop


Membership:  Membership is open to everyone.

                                             Life               $150.00 

                                             Business      $25.00

                                             Annual           $15.00

                                Junior ( under 15)     $2.00


Museum Hours:   May through September, 10 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat; 10 am - 2 pm, Sun

                                     October through December, 10 am - 5 pm, Tues - Sat

                                     January through April, 11 am - 4pm, Thurs - Sat


Lighthouse Tours:         May through October, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm, Mon-Sat

                                                Sundays 11:00 am and 1:30 pm


go to the Museum         go to the Lighthouse         go to the Gift Shop                 


Other sites of Local Interest

Ontonagon Chamber of Commerce

page updated 12 SEP 2013