Legacy of the Lakes Museum205 3rd Ave W
PO Box 1216
Alexandria, MN 56308
Take Alexandria Exit 103, drive north on Hwy 29 through Downtown Alexandria. Turn left on 3rd Ave. W (Cty. Rd. 82 NW). Drive one block. Museum is on the right.Get Directions
The Legacy of The Lakes Museum (formerly the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum) celebrates our lake traditions and legacies, and is committed to their preservation for future generations. Discover classic boats, grand hotel and resort history, fishing memorabilia and much more.
The Legacy Gardens showcase colorful flowers, beautiful water features and a wide variety of ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees. Delightful, quiet alcoves offer a place to relax and reflect. Join us on select Friday nights in the summer for our Music in the Gardens concert series. Contact the Museum today for information on renting the Gardens for your next event.
Hours & Dates
(May 22 - October 31)
- Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
During the season, hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday Noon-4pm. Closed Holidays.
Adults - $10,
Seniors (65+) - $8,
Veterans/Active Military - $5,
Students 5-17 - $5,
Families (parent & kids 17 and under) - $25
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 43 reviews
Don't drive by this museum after grabbing your weekend adult beverages next door at the liquor store! Fantastic gardens out back and inside, what a treat for any boat lover or visitor that grew up on...
— Shawn R, September 13, 2016
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria, MN has a new name...Legacy of the Lakes Museum...celebrating our lake traditions and legacies and committed to their preservation for future...
— mnnice2015, August 23, 2016
Several areas of the outdoor gardens with waterall, lake backdrop, beautiful gardens, etc. were the perfect setting to take portrait pictures of our family to celebrate our parents 50th Wedding...
— karifernholz, August 16, 2016
The display of specialized and older wood boats is breathtaking and brings you back to the early days of boating in America.
This tour was captivating and one of a kind.
The hand made wooden boats...
— 258mikeg, August 15, 2016
Stopped by after visiting the nearby Kensington Runestone museum. This museum has some great examples of the varies boats and motors from the past. Most of these boats have been fully restored and...
— Tc7519, May 25, 2016