Newberry Logging Museum
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P.O. Box 254
Newberry, MI 49868
Newberry Logging Museum in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
And Nature Study Area. A Non-Profit Organization
Festivals feature authentic lumber camp fare
As we enter a new century, lumbering plays a role as vital in Luce County’s economy as it did when the county seat, Newberry, was founded in 1882.
Visit us for a venture into the ROBUST LIFE of the Newberry area LUMBERJACK.
At the junction of Highway M-123 and the historic Tahquamenon River, 1 1/2 miles north of Newberry.
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
7 Days a week
call for extended hours 906-293-3700
Special Events -
Memorial Weekend - Lumberjack Breakfast
4th Weekend of June - Lumberjack Breakfast
4th Weekend of July - Lumberjack Breakfast
4th Weekend of August - Lumberjack Breakfast
4th Saturday of September - Original MI Fiddlers Jamboree at American Legion
1st Weekend in Oct. - Newberry Oktoberfest
Lumberjack Breakfast - Logging Contests - Games
Enjoy a real Lumberjack Breakfast of bacon, eggs, homemade sausage, pancakes and fried potatoes cooked on a wood stove, served in the Cook Shack as it was done 100 years ago.
- Small Business
Original C.C.C. Building - with memorabilia
Steam Engine - Port Huron Engine #6854
Music Pavilion - The site of many community song-fests and Folk Music from by-gone days
Visitors Center - Memories and pictures of those early settlers who timbered our land.
Boardwalk, Nature Trail - on the Tahquamenon River
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.