Preserving and sharing the history of the Bayfield region since 1974.
Experience more than 300 years of Madeline Island history. Discover the magic that has drawn people to Madeline Island's legendary shores for centuries.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is Bayfield's hometown national park.
The Washburn Cultural Center building houses an Antiques & Gift Shop, Art Galleries/Shows, & the Washburn Area Historical Museum. We also provide space for Meetings, Receptions, Classes and Workshops.
Presenting 150 years of Bayfield's rich maritime heritage. Displays feature lighthouses, shipwrecks, a canoe and other boats, commercial fishing, boatbuilding traditions and stories from the Lake.