The Thorstein Veblen Study Cabin was built in 1916 by world-famous economist Thorstein Veblen, who spent his summers on Washington Island. The study cabin has been moved and is currently being restored by Little Lake, next to the Jacobsen Museum.
Thordarson’s Rock Island Boathouse was built in 1929 by Chicago inventor and millionaire Chester Thordarson and greets visitors arriving to Rock Island on the Karfi ferry. The lower level of the boathouse is built to accommodate two 50-foot yachts. The 40 by 70-foot architectural structure atop
Jacobsen Museum is named after Jens Jacobsen, who preserved the remnants of a Potawatomi village that once stood in that part of Washington Island. He built the rustic log structure in 1931 to house the artifacts and relics he discovered. The island was once the site of one of the earliest coral
Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum is a former fishing village whose buildings have been refurbished and include artifacts, photographs and videos related to commercial fishing, maritime history and area shipwrecks. It also includes a Historic Fisherman’s Cottage. The Museum is open daily from
This farm museum on the north end of Washington Island is comprised of nine buildings with collections of farm implements, tools and kitchen items primarily from the period of 1870-1940. Visitors can see farm animals, take a wagon ride, make crafts, and enjoy historical activities
Fragrant Isle is a working Lavender Farm on Washington Island. Explore the beautiful lavender fields in their fragrant shades of purple and learn about the lavender-harvesting process. The lavender blooms are typically at peak around the 2nd or 3rd week of July, and it is harvested by the middle
The Washington Island Stavkirke is a traditional Scandinavian Stavkirke (stave church) and one of the most popular attractions on Washington Island. It was completed in 1999 based on drawings of one built in Norway dating to 1150 AD. The Stavkirke is owned and managed by Trinity Lutheran Church