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Michigan Iron Industry Museum Visitor Information

Season Dates and Hours | Admission | Location | Parking | Amenities | Photography | Accessibility | Pets

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.

Dates and Hours

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is open year-round on the following schedule:

  • October 1 – April 30: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 1 – September 30: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note: From October 1 through April 30, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum is closed on official state holidays and several other days. Visit the Michigan History Center's Holiday Closing Schedule for complete information.

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Admission to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum is free; however, a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to the grounds. Some special programs have fees for participation or parking.

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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.

73 Forge Road
Negaunee, MI 49866

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Parking is available on the grounds of the museum.

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While visiting the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, the following amenities are available:

  • Museum store
  • Full restrooms
  • Hiking trails on museum grounds - get tips on how to Recreate Responsibly
  • The museum is a trail head for the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. It is a 47-mile, year round, multi-use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Visit the Iron Ore Heritage Trail website for a map and details about the trail.
  • Picnic areas

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Personal photography without flash for private use is permitted in the buildings and on the grounds. Photographs may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes.

Photography for weddings and other special events is allowed on the grounds and in the museum during regular open hours with advance permission. Please contact us in advance to schedule a time.

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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. Service animals are always welcomed.

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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. See Department of Natural Resources rules and other information on Pet-Friendly Recreation.

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For more information

Email us at or telephone 906-475-7857.

Updated 03/08/2023