River of History Museum

River of History Museum Venture back hundreds of years... of history from the river's glacial origin, to the Native American settlement, French fur trade, British expansion, & the present day.
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Open Mid May- Mid October Off Season admission by appointment call (906) 632-3658 for off season tours.

Museum Ship Valley Camp
04/28/2020

Museum Ship Valley Camp

With everything taking place with Covid-19 we have made the decision to push back our opening dates for the 2020 season. The Valley Camp and Tower of History will tentatively open on June 1st, 2020 and the River of History is TBD.

River of History Museum's cover photo
03/21/2020

River of History Museum's cover photo

We are open today from 11am-5pm for your holiday shopping needs! Stop in for hot cider and cookies before or after you s...
12/14/2019

We are open today from 11am-5pm for your holiday shopping needs! Stop in for hot cider and cookies before or after you see Santa!

We will be open for your Holiday shopping or Museum tour with visiting family! Mark your calendars for Saturday Nov. 30th and Saturday Dec. 14th from 11am-5pm. Stop in and warm up with some hot cider and cookies. Discounts through out the gift shop.

Just a reminder we will be open this Saturday Dec. 14th as part of the Downtown Holiday open house! 11am-5pm stop in for...
12/10/2019

Just a reminder we will be open this Saturday Dec. 14th as part of the Downtown Holiday open house! 11am-5pm stop in for hot cider and cookies and take 20% off gift shop items (excludes RMG Maple Products)

We will be open for your Holiday shopping or Museum tour with visiting family! Mark your calendars for Saturday Nov. 30th and Saturday Dec. 14th from 11am-5pm. Stop in and warm up with some hot cider and cookies. Discounts through out the gift shop.

New item in the gift shop! River of History logo key chains that are also nail clippers with small built in file. Availa...
11/30/2019

New item in the gift shop! River of History logo key chains that are also nail clippers with small built in file. Available in 3 colors $3.49 each. Stop on in open til 5pm today!

River of History Museum's cover photo
11/21/2019

River of History Museum's cover photo

We will be open for your Holiday shopping or Museum tour with visiting family! Mark your calendars for Saturday Nov. 30t...
11/19/2019

We will be open for your Holiday shopping or Museum tour with visiting family! Mark your calendars for Saturday Nov. 30th and Saturday Dec. 14th from 11am-5pm. Stop in and warm up with some hot cider and cookies. Discounts through out the gift shop.

Today is our last day for the 2019 Season we are open til 5pm! Stop in for local made maple products to get you thru the...
10/05/2019

Today is our last day for the 2019 Season we are open til 5pm! Stop in for local made maple products to get you thru the winter. We will have a couple days that we open for the Holidays check facebook for updates!

Our last day for the 2019 season will be Saturday October 5th,2019. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm with last entry to Museum at 4:30pm. We will have a couple days during the Holiday season that we will be opening so keep an eye on Facebook for those dates To be announced!

Our last day for the 2019 season will be Saturday October 5th,2019. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm with last entry to Mus...
09/29/2019

Our last day for the 2019 season will be Saturday October 5th,2019. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm with last entry to Museum at 4:30pm. We will have a couple days during the Holiday season that we will be opening so keep an eye on Facebook for those dates To be announced!

Happy Canada Day to our neighbors across the river!
07/01/2019

Happy Canada Day to our neighbors across the river!

Tower of History
06/13/2019

Tower of History

Summer Hours June 14th to July 31st, 2019

Valley Camp: Monday-Wednesday 9am to 7pm, Thursday-Saturday 9am to 8pm & Sunday 10am-5:30pm

Tower of History – Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

River of History- Monday-Saturday 11am -5pm

*Hours subject to change, please call (906)632-3658 with any questions.

This years History Day winner of the Susan Schacher Memorial Award!
05/25/2019
Sault Evening News

This years History Day winner of the Susan Schacher Memorial Award!

The award honors the late Susan Schacher, who is known for her demonstrated love for the Eastern Upper Peninsula and its people, as well as its unique history.

River of History is now open for the season Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm Closed on Sundays.Extended hours for the Memorial w...
05/24/2019

River of History is now open for the season Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm Closed on Sundays.

Extended hours for the Memorial weekend!
Tower of History: Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm and Monday 9am-6pm.
Museum Ship Valley Camp: Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm and Monday 9am-6pm.

The River of History Museum staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
12/24/2018

The River of History Museum staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Join us on Saturday December 8th, 2018 from 11am-5pm for the Downtown Holiday Open House! Discounted Museum tickets and ...
12/06/2018

Join us on Saturday December 8th, 2018 from 11am-5pm for the Downtown Holiday Open House! Discounted Museum tickets and 20% off Gift Shop items excluding RMG Maple Products. We have books on local area, shipwrecks and kids books along with jewelry, art prints, and River of History Merchandise.

Today's the day! Small Business Saturday we will be open from 11am-5pm with discounted Museum admission and 20% off Gift...
11/24/2018

Today's the day! Small Business Saturday we will be open from 11am-5pm with discounted Museum admission and 20% off Gift Shop items (Excluding RMG Maple Products). We will also have hot cider and cookies so stop on by if you need a little break from shopping today.

Happy Thanksgiving! Just a reminder we will be open on Saturday from 11am-5pm stop in and see us.
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Just a reminder we will be open on Saturday from 11am-5pm stop in and see us.

The River of History Museum and Gift Shop will be open for Small Business Saturday on November 24th, 2018 from 11am-5pm. Stop in to visit the museum or to take 20% off your total purchase in the gift shop (Excludes RMG Maple Products).

The River of History Museum and Gift Shop will be open for Small Business Saturday on November 24th, 2018 from 11am-5pm....
11/02/2018

The River of History Museum and Gift Shop will be open for Small Business Saturday on November 24th, 2018 from 11am-5pm. Stop in to visit the museum or to take 20% off your total purchase in the gift shop (Excludes RMG Maple Products).

Museum Ship Valley Camp
09/10/2018

Museum Ship Valley Camp

Here are the winners of our 2018 raffle for a trip on a Freighter from the Interlake Steamship Company!
Grand Prize: Garth M. Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2nd Prize: Sam M. Gregory, MI
3rd Prize: John B. Fair Haven, MI
4th Prize: Chris T. Bellaire, MI
5th Prize: Robert J. Phoenix, AZ

Congrats to all our winners! We also want to say thank-you to the Interlake Steamship Company, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Hotel and the Soo Locks Boat Tours for the donation of our prizes.

The funds raised from our raffles go towards upkeep of the Museum Ship Valley Camp and the redesign of our Great Lakes Marine Hall of Fame display.

Museum Ship Valley Camp
08/30/2018

Museum Ship Valley Camp

Want to win a trip for 4 on a Great Lakes Freighter? Drawing Sept. 7th, 2018! $10 each or 3/$25 Visit www.saulthistoricsites.com and click the photo banner to print off order forms. They can also be purchase at the Museum Ship Valley Camp, Tower of History or River of History Museums.

Yarr!  Ye could be joining us for our Famous Soo Locks Pirate Cruise!  The boat leaves this here Dock #2 by the Valley C...
08/17/2018

Yarr! Ye could be joining us for our Famous Soo Locks Pirate Cruise! The boat leaves this here Dock #2 by the Valley Camp on Sept. 16th, 2018 at 2:30 with boarding starting at 2:00 and we ain’t waitin for no late landlubbers.

Grub will be provided and a cash bar is available for those with proper identification. This here be a Fundraiser for the River of History with Adult tickets at $30 and the little ones under 12 paying $10 each. So bring your booty to any River of History board member or directly to the River of History Museum but be quick about it will ye, these tickets are going fast!

(Proper pirate attire is encouraged but not necessary. Bandanas, Eyepatches, Stuffed Parrots, Hooks, and Peg Legs are appreciated. No weaponry please.)

Still time to get your tickets to Win a Trip for 4 on a Great Lakes Freighter! Stop by the Museums or print the order fo...
07/27/2018

Still time to get your tickets to Win a Trip for 4 on a Great Lakes Freighter! Stop by the Museums or print the order form from our website at www.saulthistoricsites.com

Want to win a trip for 4 on a Great Lakes Freighter? Drawing Sept. 7th, 2018! $10 each or 3/$25 Visit www.saulthistoricsites.com and click the photo banner to print off order forms. They can also be purchase at the Museum Ship Valley Camp, Tower of History or River of History Museums.

We will be open Sunday July 8th! Extended weekend hours at all locations.
07/05/2018

We will be open Sunday July 8th! Extended weekend hours at all locations.

We have extended hours for this coming Weekend July 6th, 7th and 8th! Valley Camp hours: Friday/Saturday 9am-7pm last tickets at 6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm last tickets at 5pm. Tower of History hours: Friday/Saturday 9:30am-6:30pm last tickets at 6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm last ticket at 5:30pm. River of History hours: Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm last tickets at 4:30pm. *River of History is open on Sunday July 8th when normally we are closed.*

Come down and see our great attractions and purchase your tickets to win a trip for 4 on a Great Lakes Freighter!

Museum Ship Valley Camp
07/01/2018

Museum Ship Valley Camp

Happy Canada Day! We are open extended hours still today at our locations. Museum Ship Valley Camp 10am-6pm with last tickets sold at 5pm, Tower of History is 10am-6pm with last tickets sold at 5:30 pm and the River of History is open 11am-5pm with last tickets sold at 4:30pm.

We will be open Sunday July 1st from 11am-5pm last tickets at 4:30pm!
06/28/2018

We will be open Sunday July 1st from 11am-5pm last tickets at 4:30pm!

We have extended hours for Engineers Day and the Weekend! Valley Camp hours: Friday/Saturday 9am-7pm last tickets at 6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm last tickets at 5pm. Tower of History hours: Friday/Saturday 9:30am-6:30pm last tickets at 6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm last ticket at 5:30pm. River of History hours: Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm last tickets at 4:30pm. *River of History is open on Sunday July 1st when normally we are closed.*

Come down and see our great attractions and purchase your tickets to win a trip for 4 on a Great Lakes Freighter!

Museum Ship Valley Camp
06/25/2018

Museum Ship Valley Camp

Want to win a trip for 4 on a Great Lakes Freighter? Drawing Sept. 7th, 2018! $10 each or 3/$25 Visit www.saulthistoricsites.com and click the photo banner to print off order forms. They can also be purchase at the Museum Ship Valley Camp, Tower of History or River of History Museums.

The Tower of History proudly supporting Alzheimer's awareness!
06/22/2018

The Tower of History proudly supporting Alzheimer's awareness!

The Tower of History was illuminated in purple last night in support of Alzheimers awareness. An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2018. The Sault Historic Sites proudly supports Alzheimer's Awareness.

Photo credit: Tom Mansfield, maintenance at Sault Historic Sites

River of History Museum's cover photo
04/27/2018

River of History Museum's cover photo

Come see the city lights and Christmas lights from up above at the Tower of History!
12/11/2017

Come see the city lights and Christmas lights from up above at the Tower of History!

Light up the Soo starts this Friday Dec. 15th, 2017 and runs through Dec. 31st, 2017. Open daily from 5pm-9pm, closed on Dec. 24th & 25th to celebrate Christmas with our families. Look forward to seeing everyone again this year for the amazing city views and Christmas lights from above.

We are open today for this event! 10am-4pm stop in and check out our unique items in the gift shop (10% off all purchase...
12/09/2017

We are open today for this event! 10am-4pm stop in and check out our unique items in the gift shop (10% off all purchases), discounted Museum tickets and refreshments!

Get your holiday shopping done (or started) today during the Downtown Christmas Open House from 11- 4PM.

More details here https://goo.gl/vcKgcF Photo by Dr. Johnson.

Join us on Saturday Dec. 9th from 10am-4pm as part of the Downtown Holiday Open House weekend! Discounted museum tickets...
12/05/2017

Join us on Saturday Dec. 9th from 10am-4pm as part of the Downtown Holiday Open House weekend! Discounted museum tickets and 10% off everything in the gift shop.

River of History Museum's cover photo
12/05/2017

River of History Museum's cover photo

We will be open today from 10am-4pm for Small Business Saturday! Discounted Museum tickets, 10% off all items in the Gif...
11/25/2017

We will be open today from 10am-4pm for Small Business Saturday! Discounted Museum tickets, 10% off all items in the Gift Shop and refreshments served as well. Hope to see you there today but remember if you can't make it today we will also be open on Saturday December 9th for your gift giving needs.

We will be open Saturday November 25th, 2017 from 10am-4pm for Small Business Saturday! Stop on by and tour the museum or shop our unique items in the gift shop.

River of History Museum's cover photo
11/25/2017

River of History Museum's cover photo

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this time with family and friends and drive safe if you have to travel. Stop in on Saturday fo...
11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this time with family and friends and drive safe if you have to travel. Stop in on Saturday for some refreshments and do some holiday shopping with us!

Just a reminder that the River of History Museum and Gift Shop will be open on Saturday Nov. 25th from 10am-4pm! Stop in and see the unique items we have in the gift shop with 10% off all purchases and discounted museum tickets.

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531 Ashmun St
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
49783

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