Attractions of Michigan's Upper Peninsula


Logging Museum

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Conserving our logging history, heritage and forests.


History of Logging & Lumberjacks in Luce County

Newberry was founded in 1882 as a halfway point to the railroad line between Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie. Because of an abundance of both hardwood and softwood, Newberry became the logging center for the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

The Vulcan Furnace Company (makers of charcoal iron) soon became the main employer, utilizing more than 1,000 acres of prime hardwood annually. As acreage was cleared around the railroad depot in Newberry, the demand for workers increased. Dozens of pine and hardwood camps were built around Luce County, and the village became a hub of lumberjack activity between the years 1880-1920.

The Williams House is shown here. Below is a view from the inside, in all it's authentic beauty.

The Tahquamenon Logging Museum also offers hikers a beautiful nature trail. A great place to get out and stretch your legs after a long day of driving. Plenty of things to do at the beautiful Museum!

Come browse the Gift Shop full of local artisans crafts and woodwork. Many books and memorabilia can be purchased here at this logging museum store.

For more information regarding any of these events or the museum please call (906) 293-3700 from May until September.