Bringing the Bois Forte Ojibwe History & Culture Alive

The Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum is located on the shores of Lake Vermilion and on the grounds of the Fortune Bay Casino. The museum, owned and operated by the Bois Forte Band, is dedicated to telling the Bois Forte Ojibwe story, as our name, Atisokanigamig, or Legend House, implies.

Heritage & History for All

We have visitors from all over the world, including students ranging from kindergarten classes to college groups, tribal members from other nations, indigenous people from other countries, and local business staff and management. These visitors love to learn about our proud heritage and history, many leaving with a different perspective of Native people, and in turn we have learned about their heritage as well.

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Admission

Children (4-12) - $6
Adults - $8
Seniors (55+) - $6
U.S. Military -$3
Family Group of Four or More - $20
Group Tours -$6*

*Cost per person. Tours must be scheduled in advance. Groups must be 10 or more people

Group Tours

Group tours* are available at the Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum. Each tour takes approximately an hour, not counting visits to outdoor areas. For more information or to set up a time for a group tour, visit our contact page.

*Groups must be 10 or more people

Mission Statement

To preserve and perpetuate Ojibwe culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and evolving history or the Bois Forte people of Northern Minnesota.

Exhibits

The Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum offers 3,000 square feet of exhibits, including a birch bark dwelling, veteran’s wall, boarding school exhibit and many other fascinating exhibits and artifacts. View our exhibits page for more information.

Gift Shop

In addition to the exhibits, browse the gift shop which contains unique locally made items from our band members. Sales from the gift shop benefits our local artisans.