Little Traverse Historical Museum

100 Depot Ct, Petoskey, MI 49770 - United States





Little Traverse History Museum is a seasonally operated history museum located on the Petoskey waterfront. Our mission is to share and preserve the history of the area through photographs, exhibits, and hands-on activities for children and adults. We offer walking tours and free programs throughout the summer season.


Hemingway's Michigan Story explores the influence of northern Michigan on Ernest Hemingway's life and writing.

Winter Carnival explains how a small-town attempt to escape the winter doldrums became Michigan's Winter Carnival.

Lasting Legacies honors the contributions of community women in the Little Traverse area.

Food Culture is a fun look at the history of food, including restaurants, farms, and markets.

Petoskey Stones presents examples of raw, polished, and carved coral fossils.

Pere Marquette Railroad shares the history of the depot and rail lines that serviced the area.

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