Ontonagon, Michigan – Lodging, Travel and Recreation

Old Victoria Historical Site

Old Victoria RestorationOld Old Victoria Historical Site is a restoration of an early mining village, which includes a wealth of historical items, located in cabins depicting the early mining days.

A scenic trail along nearby bluffs offers a view of the area’s only hydroelectric dam. Nearby are the sites where the “Copper Boulder,” now housed in the Smithsonian Institution, was found.

Old Victoria host a Log Cabin Day Celebration on the 4th Sunday of June.

Old Victoria also holds a one-day craft fair on the third Sunday in August.

Old Victoria open dates for 2016 are June 11 – October 2.

Old Victoria Historical Site
25401 Victoria Dam Rd
Rockland, Michigan 49960


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Sunday September 6th, 2020 - 2:32 pm

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Telephone area codes were established in 1947, when Michigan was assigned three: 313, 517, and 616. By 1961, an increase in the population using telephones prompted the creation of another area code: 906. Taken from the former 616 area, the area code is used for all of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, including Isle Royale and Mackinac Island. As the boundaries of the peninsula and the area code align, the area is sometimes referred to as "The 906."

Many residents of the Upper Peninsula, often called Yoopers, recognize September 6 (9/06) as a day to celebrate their unique homeland. Happy (906) Day! #906Day #PureUP #FindYourPark #FindYourPeninsula
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Thursday August 20th, 2020 - 12:33 pm

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There we are, right on the edge of the map!This #MapoftheWeek is from 1907!

Map of the copper range in T. 51 R. 37 and adjacent parts, Ontonagon County, Michigan showing the location of the mines and principal beds. Published in Houghton, Michigan.

Map shows roads and trails, railroads, marshes, mineral veins, and the towns of Rockland, Greenland, and Mass City in Ontonagon County, Michigan. Can you spot Adventure Mine, Old Victoria Restoration, a favorite fishing hole, water trail, or bluff you like to visit? #OntonagonCounty #TheWildsofMichigan

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There we are, right on the edge of the map!

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wish i could enlarge it to better suit my eyes

Friday July 31st, 2020 - 6:22 pm

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The Hooper Dam was under construction 118 years ago this summer. Today, it's under water. ... See MoreSee Less

The Hooper Dam was under construction 118 years ago this summer. Today, its under water.Image attachment

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Ontonagon Boulder Site,upstream from Hoopers Dam.


Saturday June 13th, 2020 - 10:20 am

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NOTICE: This summer, as always, visitors are welcome to enjoy Old Victoria from the outside where there is plenty of room to allow for social distancing. However, the Visitor Center and other buildings are closed to the public until further notice as we cannot meet the guidelines required to allow visitors inside.

Both of our annual events have been cancelled – Log Cabin Day that was to be held the last Sunday in June and the Old Victoria Craft Fair that was to be held on the third Sunday in August.
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Why not film something and post it on YouTube such as a tour of the cabins. visitor Center and the old mine area. And include a brief history of the mining area..

Best place ever! The people and staff are amazing! It’s a bucket list item for sure. It brings you back to the lifestyle aspect of a more agrarian and nuclear family way of life. The learning and conversations are enriching, since the walks around the grounds are incredibly rewarding as characters effectively reenact and educate around relevant topics. Participants are living out past stories and interpreting through hands-on history events.

The temporary closure is a good decision for everyone’s health! #StaySafe

Neat place. We were there when the first started rebuilding. Young guy named Chris ( I think) was working on it.

Oh, darn! I always enjoyed the craft fair tremendously!

**** With the lack of visitors we should all send in some donations to keep the living history alive****

Be safe! See you next year.


I hope to get there someday.

Since I’ve found this FB page, I am determined to see Old Victoria, after I can get an effective Covid vaccine!!!

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