SS Meteor Museum

Tour the S.S. Meteor Maritime Museum from pilot house to cargo holds. Built in 1896 and launched from Superior, the S S Meteor is the last remaining whaleback freighter now permanently berthed on Barkers Island. The Museum also features exhibits on Twin Ports shipbuilding history and Great Lakes shipwrecks.

Hours of Operation

Open mid-May to Aug Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm; Sep to Mid-Oct Thur-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Guided tours on the hour; last tour at 4pm.


US Hwys 2 and 53 and Marina Drive.

Runs Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Yes


  • On Water

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage