About the Dorothy Molter Museum
The Dorothy Molter Memorial Foundation, located in Ely, Minnesota, was formed to preserve and interpret the legacy of Dorothy Molter, the last resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Dorothy’s 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. We welcome you to our website, and invite you to stop by our museum where the root beer is always cold and Dorothy’s story lives on.
The Dorothy Molter Museum is located on the south side of Hwy 169 on the east end of Ely, MN. Guided tours are available daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weekends in September and the first three Saturdays in Oct.