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Who was Dorothy?
Dorothy Molter was the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). 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.

Museum Hours 2014
Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Weekends in September
Additional hours and special events are posted online in our event schedule.

Summer Tours & Programs
We encourage visitors to explore the Museum during their visit. However, we also offer tours with experienced and knowledgeable tour guides – a few of whom knew Dorothy!
Guided Tours: Hourly, on the hour from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily
Guided Nature Walks: Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4″00 p.m. (free with admission)
Camp Kwitchurbeliakin: for children 3 – 12 years old, Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Free public events and programs are held monthly.  View our event schedule for more information.

Fun for all ages!

Fun for all ages!

$6.50 for adults
$5.50 for Seniors
$4.50 for ages 6-17
Free for children 5 and under
Free for Members
Discounts available for pre-registered groups.

Gift Shop
Of course, you’ll also want to enjoy an ice cold Root Beer at our picnic area under the pines.  Our own Isle of Pines Root Beer and a variety of other items are available in our Interpretive Center’s gift shop.

Community Bird Feeding Station
Don’t leave before chatting with Dorothy’s chickadees in our community bird feeding area. Supported by generous  grants, this space is a relaxing escape to view nature in action.

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.

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