Lake Superior Maritime Visitor CenterCorps of Engineers
600 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
Exit I-35 at exit 256-B, go straight to Lake Avenue / Canal Park Drive and turn south 3 blocks toward Aerial Bridge and Ship Canal on shore of Lake Superior. Public parking adjacent to Museum. Physical address is 600 Canal Park Drive at cul de sac.Get Directions
Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the most visited marine museum on the Great Lakes; exhibits and programs on upper lakes commercial shipping, Duluth Ship Canal and Aerial Bridge, three replica cabins and pilothouse from ships, two-story steam engine, 50 scale models and lots of interactive displays. 1,000-foot freighters pass within 200 feet of the building. Open daily throughout shipping season. Always FREE.
Hours & DatesMay-Oct: 10am-9pm daily. Limited hours other times of year. Groups any day by appointment, 218-720-5260 ext. 1
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
For a small museum (free admission) within walking distance of my hotel in Canal Park, it had numerous exhibits and information on the shipping industry along with stories of various ships and the...
— billpH3495AW, October 31, 2022
Nothing has changed at this place in the past 25 years...disappointing to say the least. Maybe start taking fees so you can update.
— kwfnut, October 14, 2022
Found this while taking the Lake Walk. It is free to the public. There is a lot of information about the shipping business in the Duluth area. It has some interactive displays and is fun for all
— 196LindaC, October 9, 2022
Good trip. We arrived at approximately 1:45 pm and made our way inside the museum. Admission into the museum was free- so that was definitely a plus. There were many artifacts out for display, along...
— PartyTheNightAway, September 20, 2022
My husband and I stopped in the maritime center while on a trip to Duluth recently. First of all, I couldn't believe it was free to go through the museum! The exhibits were all fascinating and I...
— amandak616, September 7, 2022