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Jacobsen Museum

2150 Little Lake Rd, Washington Island, WI
+1 920-847-2213
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Little But Interesting

Know this is probably one of those museums that will be a quick walk through - like 20 minutes is... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Green Bay
Great history lessons about Washington Island

Wasn't sure what to expect! Old rustic, log building! Built in 1931! I was surprised by its... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Appleton, Wisconsin
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2150 Little Lake Rd, Washington Island, WI
+1 920-847-2213
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Know this is probably one of those museums that will be a quick walk through - like 20 minutes is probably enough time. It is basically and aisle down and back up. Tons of old time things so if you like antiques be sure and...More

Thank TravelingGirl65
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect! Old rustic, log building! Built in 1931! I was surprised by its outstanding, regional collection of natural and historical artifacts. Had so much fun taking my time looking, reading and learning! Pieces of history of the island on display including...More

Thank mpg0815
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We visit Little Lake every year. It is easy to cover everything there in 15 - 20 minutes or take more time to explore and learn. The exhibits trace the history of ship wreaks and founders. We learn something new each time.

Thank Nicole0611
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is an interesting spot. There are some very interesting gadgets in the museum, as well as some fantastic Native American artifacts. Fun stories, and a curator who definitely knew his museum, and was very good at telling about the more unusual pieces. Check out...More

Thank Carey C
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I had some time to kill and this was a very nice stop. I learned some history about the island I didn't know. Also some neat pictures through time

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Lots of interesting artifacts and history. Our host was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Worth finding this hidden gem.

Thank YvonneGreg
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop to meander around and see a Danish man's passion for this area. He built horizontal log cabins. Interesting history. Walk up the road a half block to People's Park. Great views of the bay.

2  Thank Linda_66666
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We really enjoyed this little museum and the artifacts from times gone by. The historical documents, books, household items and equipment outside were fascinating. It doesn't take long, only costs a donation and was worth the time. It is right by the lake, in a...More

Thank CinciAmy
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

If you are looking to explore around Washington Island, this is a neat place to stop. A lot of interesting historical artifacts and also beautiful scenery. There is a trail down to the lake that is a nice little hike as well.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We enjoyed our time at this small, interesting museum on Washington Island. This is a personal collection of items from the island. Jeannie is a lovely woman in her early 90's (!!) in the museum and is an absolute delight! She knows all the items...More

Thank Laurie S
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