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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft House, Indian Agency Office Historic Homes

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Address
435 E. Water Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone
(906) 635-7082
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Elmwood, the Henry Rowe Schoolcraft home,
was built downriver from the Johnston home in
1826-27. The federal style home ...
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Description

“Elmwood,” the Henry Rowe Schoolcraft home,

was built downriver from the Johnston home in

1826-27. The federal style home features a two story

main structure with two symmetrical wings.

The west wing was Schoolcraft’s Indian agency office.



The Schoolcrafts lived at Elmwood until 1833,

when the Indian agency headquarters was moved

from the Sault to Mackinac Island. Elmwood was

later rented by Charles Harvey, who built the first

locks at the Sault, and even later, became the home

of prominent Sault merchant Peter Barbeau.

The building was moved to its present site and its

exterior restored to its original appearance in 1979.

Only the west wing, the Indian Agency Office,

is open to the public. The office exhibit contains

items related to Schoolcraft’s work and his many

interests.





Artifacts displayed are from the collections of

the Chippewa County Historical Society unless

otherwise noted. The Johnston Home displays

include many items originally owned by the

Johnston family.



Visit Other Historic Homes on Water Street:

John Johnston House

Bishop Baraga House

Kemp Coal Dock Office and Industrial Museum



Admission to the Historic Homes 

Adult $3 Child $2 Family $8 Season Pass $15