The Bayfield Maritime Museum preserves, interprets, and

presents artifacts that portray the dynamic nautical history of

Bayfield and the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior

Stroll through the museum

Virtual Tour

When you're not here to visit us, or you're planning your trip, see our virtual tour of the museum.

A brief maritime history of the region

Our maritime history involves technical evolution, economics, ecology, policy and big personalities. Here we share some stories...

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Bayfield Historical Association

A sister museum sharing the history and culture of Bayfield.

Boat Building Projects

A rich facet of the region's maritime tradition is the building of boats. The museum's boat-building program engages this tradition.

Don albrecht maritime history endowment

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to this very special endowment.



Contact Us

Street Address:
     131 S. First St.

     Bayfield, WI 54814

Mailing Address:

     P.O. Box 1271

     Bayfield, WI 54814



June - September 2018

Season & Hours

The museum is open from the first weekend in June, through Labor Day.

10 am  - 4 pm Sunday - Thursday

10 am  - 7 pm Friday and Saturday

On rare occasions, we may not be able to staff the museum, leading to later opening or earlier closing times  – please stop back in a few hours.


copyright 2018, Bayfield Maritime Museum

131 South 1st Street, Bayfield Wisconsin  54814