North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum7136 Highway 61
(Sawbill Trail and Hwy 61)
Tofte, MN 55615
We welcome tour groups, the culturally curious traveler, families and children of all ages and the virtual visitor from across the globe. If you're on Lake Superior's North Shore, you don't want to miss out on the experience of the unique maritime heritage ingrained in the landscape and the people who chose life on the Lake.
Hours & DatesSummer Hours (mid-May to mid-October)
9 AM to3 PM Sunday through Thursday,
9 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday.
Winter Hours (mid-October to mid-May)
Noon-5 PM Fridays,
9AM-5 PM Saturdays.
$1.00 Children 6-16, under 6 free.
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 26 reviews
What a great place to learn about fishing of the Great Lake Superior. The museum is very nice to say the least. What really helps it to stand out is Bill the host, so friendly and giving of...
— Arkuss, October 25, 2020
My husband went to this museum on a rainy day not expecting to find a very engaging museum that had loads of info about fishing, but also info about life on the north shore. Stay for the film about...
— SuzeOo, October 16, 2019
We keep going back! It is so interesting, they are so thoughtful and wonderful to talk too. It is a great stop with the kiddos + a photo opp!
— KJAAA5, February 6, 2019
An interesting small museum that is good for children as well as adults.
Many historical items and details.
$3 entrance fee for adults
— Mars1964, July 21, 2018
A neat little museum about fishing history on the North shore. Costs $3 for adults, $1 for children.
If you have kids, pick up the free "passport to history." Each historical spot along the North...
— ShannaS8, June 16, 2018