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About Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Explore the local maritime history at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center - and there is such a rich history you know you will be in for some fascinating historic experiences!

Start your journey with an orientation program that describes the visitor center, its exhibits and services, and how they reflect the Great Lakes shipping and development, before discovering exactly what it was like to work aboard a Great Lakes ship.

Kids, do you think it would have been easy work or really hard work?

You can learn about their jobs, what that entailed, their shipboard life and the crew themselves, and just what it meant on a daily basis to live and work aboard these impressive structures.

Also at the Visitor Center you can learn about those ships that weren't so lucky on their journeys, with particular focus on 1905 - the most devastating year for ships ever in Lake Superior.

Film shows, model ships and exhibits all complete your exploration of commercial shipping of Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor, and not only that - at Canal Park you are within yards of giant lake carriers and foreign ships as they pass under the world-famous Aerial Lift!

It's time to set sail on this maritime filled family day out, where history and learning come together for a fascinating and eye-opening day out in Duluth.

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Adults Always free, donations accepted

Children Always free, donations accepted

Last Update 2022

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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center?

Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

Does Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center have a gift shop?

Your visit to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is not complete unless you’ve visited the Museum Gift Shop. Located on the lower level, the store features unique gifts, books and souvenirs.There is a wonderful selection of Lake Superior and maritime-inspired gifts and collectibles. Shopping there supports theor maritime history too!

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The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center offers a wide variety of educational programming for school and community groups. Just call them and they will be happy to discuss how they can assist you. The programs are free of charge! All groups need to make a reservation whether you decide on a program or not.

Is Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center fully accessible?

Give them a call to check on the accessibility of the exhibits, they will be happy to answer any questions