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

Madeline Island Museum is open daily May 27-July 3, 2017 from 10am to 4pm, daily July 4-September 3 from 10am to 5pm, and September 4-October 14 from 10am to 4pm Tuesday-Sunday.


Madeline Island Museum sits in the village of La Pointe on Madeline Island. The island, located in Lake Superior 2.5 miles offshore from Bayfield, is contingent to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin.


  • Disabled Access

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical