Fairlawn Mansion

Built in 1889, Fairlawn Mansion exhibits recall the elegance and prosperity of Superior's early boomtown days, as well as the mansion's unique 42 years as a children's home. From 1920-1962, Fairlawn Mansion was "home" to 2000 children in need of care and shelter. The exhibit and oral histories of former residents, volunteers and staff tell the story of those important but little-known years of Fairlawn's history.

Hours of Operation

Mid-May to mid-October Mon–Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm Last tour departs at 4 pm. Mid-October to mid-May Sun–Fri 12-3pm, Sat 10am-3pm Last tour departs at 3 pm.


Intersection of US Hws 2 and 53 and East Ninth Street.


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History
  • Historic Homes

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical