Dorothy Molter Museum

2002 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731- Map It
Phone: (218) 365-4451

AAA Editor Notes

Dorothy Molter Museum is at 2002 E. Sheridan St., just e. of downtown. It is dedicated to Dorothy Molter, who lived on the remote Isle of Pines in Knife Lake for more than 50 years. Video exhibits and a guided tour of her two restored and relocated cabins bring to life the story of this free spirit. Molter earned the nickname “the Root Beer Lady” for the homemade beverage she first sold and later gave to both passing canoeists and visitors from around the world. A nature trail, bird-watching and geocaching also are available.
$6.50; $6 (ages 62+); $4.50 (ages 6-17); free (military with ID).
Hours: Daily 10-5, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; Sat.-Sun. 10-5, first two weekends in Feb. and day after Labor Day weekend-Sept. 30; Sat. 10-5, in Oct. Hours during the fall season vary annually; check the website or phone ahead to confirm the schedule on specific days. Guided tours are given on the hour noon-4. Last tour departs 1 hour before closing. Allow 45 minutes minimum.