Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

  • Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

    Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum
  • Canoe museum workshop

    Canoe museum workshop
  • Canoe Museum front desk & gift shop

    Canoe Museum front desk & gift shop
  • Enjoy continuously changing displays

    Enjoy continuously changing displays
  • Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

    Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum is home to a variety of antique and historic canoes. The continuously changing displays bring canoe enthusiasts from all over the world to enjoy the displays each year. This eclectic assemblage of boats is exciting in its diversity and includes significant craft from the golden age of North American canoeing as well as work by important contemporary builders. The building traditions of the eastern seaboard, the mid-west, and Canada are all represented, providing the museum visitor a fascinating opportunity to experience the evolution of canoe design and manufacture in proper historical context. The museum started by a generous donation of 25 antique and historic canoes by the Dean family. The Canoe Shop is a 2,500 square foot, state of the art facility designed to celebrate the rich legacy of canoe craft while inspiring and educating a new generation of builders. Participants in canoe shop programs experience traditional and contemporary construction and restoration techniques through formal (and sometimes informal) instruction by skilled mentors.

Hours of Operation

Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm & Sun: 11am-3pm. Open weekends in September. Please call ahead for group tours and to verify hours.


Located on Front Street in Spooner, 1 block east of Highway 63, next to the Railroad Memories Museum

Runs Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Yes


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical