Full Steam Ahead2022-09-30T09:24:04-04:00

Full Steam Ahead: The Golden Age of Great Lakes Passenger Steamships

Now Open!

Experience the golden age of passenger steamships on the Great Lakes at the Museum’s newest exhibit! Explore the history and stories of the luxury passenger steamers that traveled the Lakes in the early 1900s.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bygone era when tourists sought escape from the congested urban metropolises to the cool breezes and natural wonders along the northern shores. Discover life aboard these floating palaces. Picture yourself lounging in the sumptuous salons, feasting in the stately dining rooms, and enjoying shipboard games. Learn the skills required of the crew and marvel at the steam technology that propelled these leviathans of the Lakes.


This exhibit is sponsored in part by: