Visit the Museum


From handcrafted wood boats, to grand hotels and fishing clubs, Minnesota lakes have a rich and colorful maritime and resorting tradition reaching back nearly a century and a half.  The mission of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum is to secure and display existing watercraft collections and to document lake life experiences and traditions through exhibits, artifacts and memorabilia.

The expansion of the Legacy Gardens has widened the Museum’s appeal and serves to enhance our visitor’s experience. We would suggest you plan several hours to see the exhibits and gardens.


The Museum’s cell phone tour greatly enhances our visitors experience. The museum and grounds has free wi-fi available. Ask for the password when you purchase your tickets. Learn more about the cell phone tour.


For the 2016 Season we are open from:

May 23 – October 28

Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday Noon – 4:00 pm, Closed October 23rd

Closed Holidays


Adults: $8.00
Seniors (65+): $7.00
Student (ages 5-17): $5.00
Family (parent & children 17 and under): $18.00
Under 5 (when accompanied by a paying adult): FREE

The Museum welcomes group tours and offers special discounts. Tour guides are available. Please contact the Museum for more information

Museum Driving Directions

Legacy of the Lakes Museum
205 3rd Ave. W
Alexandria, MN 56308