We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
Review Highlights
Great local information

Loved the tour and historical information of the ship and area ore industry. Guide was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Donna T
Tucson, Arizona
Tour the Irving Ore Boat!

what an experience. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult.How cool it was to see what the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Missie S
Duluth, Minnesota
Read all 381 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steep stairs” (29 reviews)
“great tour” (43 reviews)
“our tour guide” (54 reviews)
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
Write a Review
Reviews (381)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the tour and historical information of the ship and area ore industry. Guide was knowledgeable and humorous at the same time.Would recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

what an experience. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult.How cool it was to see what the inside of the huge boats look like. Loved this and I am a local!

Thank Missie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an interesting one time thing. I wouldn't do it again but it was ok to experience once. The actors do a good job. They get close to you but do not touch you.

Thank MomStewart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What fun! We happened to be in Duluth on opening night, and boy am I glad we decided to check it out! You could tell there was a great deal of time and effort put into this event. It was soo much fun! There were...More

Thank Ellamere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun place to visit as it give you an instant feel for what a lake boat looks like on the inside. I was impressed at how fast the boat could be unloaded and reloaded again.

Thank Karl E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my to do visits for Duluth. Imagine our surprise when we showed up in the gift store on the ship and were told that they hade just closed for the season the previous Sunday! So plan ahead and show up before...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We finally visited the Ore Boat and very glad we did! Lots of ladders, not handicapped accessible. Guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Really interesting tour of a huge iron ore carrying ship, that served 40 years navigating Lake Superior. Now it is a treasure for Duluth and a real delight to tour as a visitor. Our family toured it during our vacation - really didn't know what...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Our guide was interesting, our first time on this type of Great Lakes ship. We found it quite interesting.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Bill was great, very personable, and informative. Awesome experience!!! Worth the time and money. History seekers venture here.

Thank Jen M
Nearby Restaurants
Northern Waters Smokehaus
554 reviews
.27 km away
Canal Park Brewery
850 reviews
.30 km away
Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
441 reviews
.31 km away
Vitta Pizza
223 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Aerial Lift Bridge
1,245 reviews
.32 km away
Canal Park
1,188 reviews
.20 km away
Great Lakes Aquarium
433 reviews
.53 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
15 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Matthew D | Reviewed this property |
$12 for adults. I don’t recall the cost for kids. They do a military discount if you have an ID card. Also, it’s $5 to park in the parking lot right across the street. There are other options for parking though if you don’t... More
19 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
no strollers, .small stairwells and to many steps to go up and down would not recommend stroller of any kind
4 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Shannon D | Reviewed this property |
These types of questions are specific for the operation and should be called in. How would I know? Travelers can tell you if it's handicap friendly, weather friendly, and how the tour was.