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The Dorothy Molter Museum is a seasonally operating, historic museum focusing on the life and legacy of Ely Area icon, Dorothy Molter.

Through tours of Dorothy’s original cabins, self-guided exploration of our outdoor, natural areas, community programming and a wide selection of mission-driven retail merchandise (including our own Isle of Pines Root Beer), visitors will leave with an understanding of who Dorothy was, how she lived in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and a greater appreciation for the Ely Area’s natural and cultural history.

Please, come visit us this February, special Ely Winter Festival events coming up!

Where the root beer is always cold and the welcome is always warm!

We are now closed for the much of the winter, please click on “Hours & Admission” for Ely Winter Festival and Summer Season information.

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Looking for additional places to visit in the Ely Area? Visit the Ely Chamber of Commerce for a list of cultural, ecological and historical learning opportunities!