Pickering-Beach Museum, 501 W. Main St., was once the family home of shipbuilder Augustus Pickering, who piloted the first commercial ship into Chicago harbor in 1834. Constructed in the early 1800s, the restored home contains family photos, historical documents, artifacts and period furnishings (some owned by the Pickering family) that describe Sackets Harbor's commercial and domestic history. Visitors also may view a collection of memorabilia from the War of 1812 as well as some early Native American artifacts of the Onondaga people.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.