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Grand Marais Historical Society

Grand Marais, Alger County


The Grand Marais Historical Society operates three museums and a self-guided walking tour for visitors’ enjoyment. Come discover the rich history of our area and see what makes the town so special.

The Pickle Barrel House Museum is located on Lake Avenue right in town. The house is one of the most unique structures in the country.

The Old Post Office Museum was built about 1905 as a jewelry store. In 1907 it was added onto and put into use as the Post Office.

The Lightkeeper’s House, located at the end of Coast Guard Point Road, was built in 1906 by the Life Saving Service as the Lightkeeper’s home. 


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