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.
With the uncertainty of future public health initiatives and guidelines, the operation of the Museum will be significantly different this season. A reopen date for museums in Minnesota has not been announced and we are unsure of when we will be able to open. However, while we wait, we are exploring all options for touring and “outside only” programming, as well as developing an online/phone reservations system. Please stay-tuned for updates on how this will look and work for our visitors. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters.
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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!