Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Amid the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region.

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum has been active in Michigan since the mid-1970s. The rich mining heritage in the region is still present today. The Michigan Iron Industry Museum allows visitors to learn about the iron industry, its impact on the iron range communities, and the large-scale capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader. It overlooks the Carp River Forge historic site. The forge operated from 1848-1855 and was the first iron manufactory in the Lake Superior region. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Exhibits include audiovisual programs, outdoor interpretive paths and hands-on exhibits. Open Year Round!

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