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Water Street Historic Block

405 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2049
+1 906-632-3658
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Historical Water Street

A walk along Water St. allows you to enjoy the large freighters pass by, walk through the historic... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
LindaH1946
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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Ok but not necessary to visit

The plaques that tell the history of the town are interesting. The homes are slightly less so... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2017
LeeWreviews
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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405 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2049
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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.

Thank LindaH1946
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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.

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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

Thank William L
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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
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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.

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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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Reviewed 13 August 2017

There are plenty of explanatory signs and at the eastern end four houses that you can go in. We didn't do this as we ran out of time but felt that it was worth the visit. Also very close by are the attractive town hall...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

local culture mixed with a variety of little restaurants and cafes and ice cream shops..along with souvenir shops

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Strolling down the street, I came upon the Water Street Historic Block. There are many old houses and buildings that were instrumental to the development of this area near the Soo Locks. Signs outside describe the significance of the buildings, and some of them are...More

Thank StuartGustafson
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We're history buffs so we thought we'd take a walk to see what was there. We were pleasantly surprised by all of the signage and information along the houses, etc. If you're interested in the history of the Sault Sainte Marie area take the time...More

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