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Address: 405 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2049
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"Buildings of Importance"

We visited the houses where many decisions were made that had eventual long-term impact on the area. They are well preserved and give a great glimpse into the past. Enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
RJourn
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We're history buffs so we thought we'd take a walk to see what was there. We were pleasantly surprised by all of the signage and information along the houses, etc. If you're interested in the history of the Sault Sainte Marie area take the time to get out of your car and see what you've read about.

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Thank djc-snowman
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The houses alone are beautiful and interesting, but the real delight here comes from talking to the guides, who offer a wealth of interesting information not only about the buildings but also their former owners.

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Thank Laura H
Brighton, Michigan
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113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did not know what this was, so drove down to see it. Because of the lack of time, we did not have time to wak, but I am sure it would have been much better to see at a lesiurly pace. The little homes are beautiful though, and if you are a history buff, worth the time.

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Thank Tansy2015
Three Rivers, Michigan
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Right down from the museum ship Valley Camp == We have never seen these old historical homes opened that were moved here from different locations and were lived in by famous old historical pioneers like Henry Schoolcraft but we ride by in our car and look === very little done in 20 years a must be lack of money but... More 

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1 Thank TERRY D
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Water Street in the Sault offers the history buff to step back in time and see where the early settlers of this small city lived - and how they lived as well as being able to tour a lake freighter.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

ok experience walking along water street. never toured and of the buildings. didn't really peak my interest.

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Thank TODD R
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474 reviews
302 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

We visited the houses where many decisions were made that had eventual long-term impact on the area. They are well preserved and give a great glimpse into the past. Enjoyed reading the accounts of happenings in each house for a $3.00 fee. Great views of river and the ships passing.

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1 Thank RJourn
Fenton, Michigan
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116 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is such a charming block to walk and enjoy the beauty and charm of these historic homes. There are many markers along the way explaining the history of this block. Take a stroll back in time!

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2 Thank Jacqueline D
Cape Coral, Florida
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

There are four buildings in this strip of buildings that can be toured. The Johnson Home, Schoolcraft Office, Bishop Baraga home, and the Kemp Coal Dock Office. Three of the four have docents to explain the home/office. The schoolcraft Indian Agency building is explained by reading the information in the building. These four buildings have one entrance fee of $3... More 

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Thank trigger194
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

There are 4 buildings in this block. Great price. Do not expect houses to be furnished. Each building is from a different time period.

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1 Thank Cheryl D

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