Michigan Iron Industry Museum Visitor Information

Location | Admission | Dates & Hours | Special Events | How Much Time? | Accessibility | Trail

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73 Forge Road
Negaunee, MI 49866


The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is located eight miles west of Marquette. Take Jackson Trace Parkway (not yet shown on map applications) off of U.S. 41, one mile west of Junction M-35; the approximately half-mile-long road leads to the museum.


Admission to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Some special programs have fees for participation or parking.

Dates and Hours

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is open year-round!

May 1 - October 31
Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 1 - April 30
Wednesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Saturday each month, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. The museum is closed on all other official state holidays.

The Museum Store and the Michigan Iron Industry Museum maintain the same schedule.

Special Events

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

How Much Time?

Please allow one to two hours to tour the museum. Attractions include permanent and temporary exhibits, outdoor interpretive paths and a high-definition video, Iron Spirits: Life on the Michigan Iron Range.

Discover unique gifts and quality service at the Museum Store.

Pets: Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcomed on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building.


The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is accessible to people who cannot use stairs; a Wheelchair may be borrowed, subject to availability. A magnifier, large-print transcripts of the A/V program and print-outs of the interpretive trail panels are available for use on request. Designated accessible parking is available.

Iron Ore Heritage Trail

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail passes by the museum. It is a 47-mile, year round, multi-use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. For a map and details about the trail visit: //ironoreheritage.com/

For More Information

Send us an e-mail or telephone 906-475-7857.

Find out about college internship opportunities that may be available at this historic site.

Updated 04/02/2019