We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Well done museum, but on the smaller side

Lots of artifacts from the area, and some interesting scenes. Lovely murals/paintings. A couple fun... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Nice museum

This is a well-kept museum. There are audio sticks available so you can listen to narration as you... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Ann B
Read all 30 reviews
All photos (15)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 11, 2017
“Well done museum, but on the smaller side”
Oct 5, 2017
“Nice museum”
River of History Museum follows the History of the St. Mary's River and Sault Ste. Marie from the glacial period to the present day use of the River. Information on the French, Native American, Fur trading, lumbering and fishing of the area. Short...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
531 Ashmun St, P.O Box 627, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1907
+1 906-632-1999
Reviews (30)
Filter reviews
30 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum struck me as a politicaly correct museum. In my opinion a museum should show you what was, not what is the current explanation of why.

Thank Thomas I
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Lots of artifacts from the area, and some interesting scenes. Lovely murals/paintings. A couple fun hands on activities, such as maneuvering canoes up an accurate plaque that's a map of the river. Museum is on the smaller side.

Thank LeeWreviews
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had some time so we took a quick tour of this museum. It was small museum. Nothing spectacular that stood out.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a well-kept museum. There are audio sticks available so you can listen to narration as you go through. This museum deals with how the area developed, starting with the Ojibwa people, then showing the change as missionaries, fur traders, French, and English arrived....More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is very interesting, with good displays. It tells the rich history of Sault Ste. Marie. Children an adults will enjoy this and learn a lot about the area.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 6 August 2016

It was a simple museum but I thought overall it was very informative. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Not sure I would go again though.

Thank hellohammond
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Now, my family loves museums and all kinds generally have some appeal. We toured the River of History because we bought the combo package along with the Valley Camp and the Tower of History. There was no one else in this museum when we visited,...More

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The museum has a great group of dedicated volunteers. They have put together a good representation of Sault Ste Marie, MI. I would encourage to put it on your "Must See" list if visiting Sault Ste. Marie.

Thank LindaH1946
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This museum is not extensive, but it is informative. It will only take between one and two hours to review. There are many interesting displays as well as information on the native americans who originally occupied the region, the European explorers. and more recent settlers.

Thank Leon H
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very interesting displays. You receive an audio narrative to guide you thru the museum.. It has a lot of history of the area and was very informative.

Thank chewbdu
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from River of History Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines