Madeline Island Museum

Madeline Island, historically the spiritual home of the Ojibwe people, became an important fur-trading center for the French in the 17th century. Over the next 300 years the island saw the arrival of missionaries, loggers, fishermen, boat builders, miners and - by the early 20th century - summer tourists. The log museum building and the Capser Center exhibit hall capture the island's long and colorful history.

Hours of Operation

Open daily May 28 through October 15, 2016. Open 10am-4pm May 28 through July 3; open 10am-5pm July 4 through August 20; open 10am-4pm August 21 through October 15. Open Wednesday evenings until 7pm from July 6 through August 24.


On Madeline Island two blocks from the ferry landing in the historic village of La Pointe, three miles offshore from Bayfield in Northern Wisconsin's Apostle Islands (accessible by ferry from Bayfield)


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes