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Nice historical houses

Each of the 4 houses is very different. The guide was very informative., Parking is available,on... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Burleson, Texas
Wonderful history

Great place to walk around and learn some history. There are historic buildings and an Indian... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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405 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2049
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Each of the 4 houses is very different. The guide was very informative., Parking is available,on the street.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great place to walk around and learn some history. There are historic buildings and an Indian cemetery. My favorite was the Baraga house since I've read a lot about him and it was really special to see a house he lived in. This is a...More

Thank chewbdu
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Loved going thru these old buildings, especially Venerable Bishop Baraga's home. The Docents were very knowledgeable in history. A great Sunday afternoon treat.

Thank Geralyn M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely wouldn’t go out of our way but we were in the area and love history. Well kept, Historical houses with signs telling their story. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a big freighter enter the locks. Since the main Soo Locks Park is off limits...More

Thank Travelinklan
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A walk along Water St. allows you to enjoy the large freighters pass by, walk through the historic houses and enjoy the beautiful park. Across the street there are restaurants, and gift shops and a brewery.

1  Thank LindaH1946
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The plaques that tell the history of the town are interesting. The homes are slightly less so. Intriguing stories behind them and their owners, but not worth paying as much as is charged for admission, in my opinion.

1  Thank LeeWreviews
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Here's some information that might help bring these buildings to life. There is a collection of historic homes and buildings on Water Street east of the Soo locks and the Downtown Business District that is operated jointly between the Chippewa County Historical Society, the Sault...More

3  Thank William L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

There is a history of the town on this street. Plaques tell you how the town started and the importance of this street in its beginning. Very interesting. Glad we took time to walk the street. It was just by accident that we landed on...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Water Street Historic Block is only open from last June until Labor Day. The most interesting structures are the Henry Rowe Schoolcraft House amd the Baraga House. Parking is free.

Thank lighthouselovertoo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The historic houses cover a wide range of the area's history from the later 1700 fur trade to the boom of industrial activity of the mid-1900s, including the second oldest house in Michigan (The Johnson House) Henry Schoolcraft's house and Fr. Baraga's parsonage. The interpreters...More

Thank PA-Dan-47
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