The rich history of the area is on display throughout the county. From the geological formation of Lake Superior to the first Native American settlements, through the discovery by French missionaries and fur traders to the lumbering, mining, and fishing industries, you’ll find a piece of history almost anywhere you look!
There are 22 sites in Bayfield County that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America, including seven shipwrecks. Numerous local museums and historical societies serve as stewards to the natural, cultural, and architectural history that is a permanent part of the ebb and flow of life. Come see, learn, and experience the past through your own eyes.