Luce County Historical Museum

Step back in time, the building itself will transport you to past eras and the history inside highlights every facet of life, from early Michigan home life to international wonders. Just 24 miles from Tahquamenon Falls State Park, the Luce County Historical Museum was constructed in 1894. It initially served Luce County as the Jail and Sheriff’s residence. Now, it is one of the prominent historical sites in Michigan. Close to demolition in 1975 the Luce County Historical Society rescued the building and currently runs the operations of this Michigan history museum. Both a State and National Historic Site, the museum has history in its bricks and plenty to offer for everyone. Books, newspapers, photographs, records, furniture and artifacts await you inside. Stop by the Luce County Historical Museum, settled just between Hamilton Lake Natural Area and the Tahquamenon Logging Museum, it’s a little known hidden gem!

  • Handicap Access
  • Fees: Free, Donations accepted
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Wednesday – Friday, 1-4
    • Late June until Labor Day
    • Or by Appointment
  • Special tours available
  • Contact:

Step behind bars and into the very snug quarters of an old time jail cell for a unique photo op!

Tahquamenon Scenic Byway Map

Hamilton Lake Natural Area
Distance: 2 miles
Travel Time: 6 Minutes

Tahquamenon Logging Museum
Distance: 2 miles
Travel Time: 4 Minutes

Tahquamenon Falls State Park – Upper Falls
Distance: 24 miles
Travel Time: 29 Minutes