Superior Public Museums Showcase Something of Interest
Remembering the history of a
city or a region is important in defining its residents and in Superior,
Wisconsin a group of museums tell the story of early life at the Head of
the Lakes. Tour one or all
three, youíll be glad you did!
Old Firehouse & Police
Built in 1898, the Old
Firehouse originally housed five horse drawn rigs, including the
city's first steamer. Enjoy a unique look at the museum's
historic fire fighting equipment and police memorabilia in the
last of Superior's nineteenth century fire halls! Home to the
State of Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame,
honoring those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Fairlawn Mansion and Museum
Step back in time at
this award winning Victorian house museum. One of
A&E Network, this 42 room mansion was built in 1890 by wealthy
lumber and mining baron and Superior's three-time mayor Martin
Pattison. Fairlawn recalls the elegance and prosperity of
Superior's boomtown days as well as the mansion's unique 42
years as The Superior Children's Home and Refuge.
The mansion, which overlooks Superior Bay has been
restored to itsí original appearance during the past decade.
SS Meteor Whaleback Museum
Tour the world's last
is the last remaining of these innovative ships designed by
Captain Alexander McDougall. Launched from Superior in 1896, she
carried a variety of cargo on the Great Lakes, including iron
ore, cars and oil. Hear the ship's whistle and see the original
1896 steam engine as you tour from pilot house to cargo holds.
For complete information
regarding any of these great museums please contact Superior Public
Museums at 715-394-5712 or check them out online at