Pickle Barrel House Museum and its collection

Pickle Barrel House Museum

The Pickle Barrel House is a unique two-story cabin that was designed to resemble two barrels. It is situated in the charming town of Grand Marais, nestled on Michigan's Upper Peninsula near the southern shore of Lake Superior. This distinctive structure offers a unique glimpse into a whimsical architectural design inspired by a cartoon.

Structure and Layout of the Pickle Barrel House

The main part of the Pickle Barrel House is a 16-foot-tall barrel that comprises two stories. The main floor serves as the living area, while the upstairs is designed as a bedroom. A smaller barrel functions as the kitchen, and a pantry connects the two barrels. This unique layout provides a fascinating insight into the creative use of space in this unusual dwelling.

Museum Exhibits at the Pickle Barrel House

The barrel house museum houses a collection of old photographs of the Donaheys in their unique pickle barrel cottage. Visitors can also find several books and other materials related to William Donahey and his children's Teenie Weenies. This provides a rich historical context and a deeper understanding of the inspiration behind the creation of the Pickle Barrel House.

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Pickle Barrel House Museum
Lake Ave & Randolph Street
MI 49839 Grand Marais

Visitor information Pickle Barrel House Museum

Opening hours

June & September
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

July & August
Monday - Sunday: 1pm - 4pm




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Location & Map

Lake Ave & Randolph Street, Grand Marais

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