Welcome to the Dorothy Molter Museum!
Who was Dorothy?
Dorothy Molter was the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). After her passing in 1986, her homestead was dismantled in 1987 and transported by dogsled and snowmobile to Moose Lake, and then on to Ely where volunteers restored two of her cabins at the current site of the Dorothy Molter Museum. Learn more.
*Spring & fall weather fluctuates from warm and sunny to cold and windy. Please dress warmly as our cabins are not heated.
We are located on the east-end of Ely, Minnesota on the south side of Hwy 169. We look forward to seeing you at the Dorothy Molter Museum soon. For more information just give us a call at 218-365-4451.