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River of History Museum

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About River of History Museum
River of History Museum follows the History of the St. Mary's River and Sault Ste. Marie from the glacial period to the present day use of the River. Information on the French, Native American, Fur trading, lumbering and fishing of the area. Short videos and hands on exhibits along with an audio tour with specialized audio wands.
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

The museum has a lot of detail on the history of the area. The offer a free video tour that you can listen to as you walk through the museum,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank richardderose
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This museum struck me as a politicaly correct museum. In my opinion a museum should show you what was, not what is the current explanation of why.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas I
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Lots of artifacts from the area, and some interesting scenes. Lovely murals/paintings. A couple fun hands on activities, such as maneuvering canoes up an accurate plaque that's a map of the river. Museum is on the smaller side.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank LeeWreviews
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had some time so we took a quick tour of this museum. It was small museum. Nothing spectacular that stood out.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a well-kept museum. There are audio sticks available so you can listen to narration as you go through. This museum deals with how the area developed, starting with the Ojibwa people, then showing the change as missionaries, fur traders, French, and English arrived....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ann B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is very interesting, with good displays. It tells the rich history of Sault Ste. Marie. Children an adults will enjoy this and learn a lot about the area.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Carol B
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It was a simple museum but I thought overall it was very informative. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Not sure I would go again though.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank hellohammond
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Now, my family loves museums and all kinds generally have some appeal. We toured the River of History because we bought the combo package along with the Valley Camp and the Tower of History. There was no one else in this museum when we visited,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The museum has a great group of dedicated volunteers. They have put together a good representation of Sault Ste Marie, MI. I would encourage to put it on your "Must See" list if visiting Sault Ste. Marie.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank LindaH1946
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This museum is not extensive, but it is informative. It will only take between one and two hours to review. There are many interesting displays as well as information on the native americans who originally occupied the region, the European explorers. and more recent settlers.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Leon H
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