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Lots of island history!

Stop in and see some rare island history! Very interesting collection of island artifacts and a... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Salisbury, North Carolina
A hidden gem... Don't miss this museum

We stumbled upon this hidden museum as we were touring Washington Island on our own. It's a museum... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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2150 Little Lake Rd, Washington Island, WI
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Stop in and see some rare island history! Very interesting collection of island artifacts and a vertical log cabin once owned by Jens Jacobsen.

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We stumbled upon this hidden museum as we were touring Washington Island on our own. It's a museum that dates back to the 1930's and is full of all kinds of interesting artifacts from the area. We spent an hour looking through the collection but,...More

Thank charliejames2016
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Take a walk on the pier for a beautiful and peaceful view. Peek into the original cabins. Several historic items are located outside for a short and easily accessible walk. Very peaceful. Inside the museum, Howard is willing to share loads of information about the...More

Thank bigsei
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I am a history nut! If there is a local history museum, I will find it and spend a lot of time there. This place was great! An eclectic collection of personal pieces, Indian artifacts, even on old switchboard and pinball machine! I loved listening...More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This museum is small but full of many artifacts, antiques and has a wonderful history. The lady who is the curator knew Mr. Jacobsen and his son. She has many stories that she can tell you and knows about each piece in the museum. All...More

Thank chefpeppy
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A must see stop back in time when in washington island. An old fisherman’s cabin with furniture and a porch swing you can relax on. Do go into the museum (free) which is run by locals who have lived in the area for decades. Artifacts,...More

Thank laurals
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Nice little quiet stop. Pretty, quiet little lake. There is a museum that we spent about 30 minutes in. Place is crammed with interesting articles. Many Indian artifacts and tons of other stuff. Not really a must visit in Washington Island but a good side...More

Thank rjcvg
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We found this unique little camp area and museum by accident while visiting Little Lake. We figured we would just check it out quickly. The docent was a wonderful lady who has lived on Washington Island all her life. She knew the man who built...More

Thank micheal M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I enjoy somewhat obscure, out of the way places with interesting histories where I can learn things, and this place meets all of those criteria in spades. This well cared for little spot offers unique insights into elements of Washington Island history served up nowhere...More

2  Thank SirKeithD
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We made a quick stop in the Jacobsen Museum because we visited Little Lake and Peoples Park. It was kind of neat to see the old artifacts. It probably wouldn't be worth going out of your way but if you are in the area and...More

Thank Anika M
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