Historic Ironwood Self-Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to the City of Ironwood's historic self-guided walking tour.

The downtown area along Aurora Street over Lowell, Suffolk, McLeod, and Marquette streets is the historic area depicted on this tour.  The route leads to 20 historically significant sites - each one a memorable treasure.  Explore the Depot Museum, Historic Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood Memorial Building, and more.  Experience over 130 years of history and discover the rich past of the mining and logging era when it began in Ironwood in the late 1890's.  Join us for exciting Upper Peninsula history!

America's Golden Age

Perhaps the greatest evidence of Ironwood's glory days of old is the heritage of beautiful buildings that still stand here. These structures serve as a living textbook of the finest architectural achievements of America's golden Age.  They not only teach us about the tastes and craftsmanship of the days gone by, but also are living reminders of many historic events and people.

Ironwood Area Historical Society

The Ironwood Area Historical Society has more information and photos from Ironwood's past.  Visit the Depot Museum to show your support by becoming a member.

Interpretive signs are in place throughout Ironwood's historic downtown. These signs will aid visitors in understanding site features and functions and the important contributions of the regional economy of the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Tour Provided by

This tour was produced by the City of Ironwood, Ironwood Area Historical Society, and the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority.