Soaring 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie, the Tower of History is the tallest structure in the city, providing the perfect combination of history and spectacular sights of the area. Built in 1968 as the Shrine of Missionaries, this architecturally astounding structure tells the tale of the early Missionaries. After being donated to Sault Historic Sites in 1980, its’ scope has been widened to include both local & Native American history.
The Lower Level of the massive structure features extensive museum exhibits as well as a video presentation on local history. The Upper Level displays spectacular views and descriptions of the surrounding area.
Walk up all 292 stairs or take an elevator to the top observation deck to get a 360˚ view of the Sault area, from the Soo Locks and St. Mary’s river to the Canadian wilderness. With both open air and enclosed observatory decks, you can view the city from the Tower of History in rain or shine. While taking in the panoramic view of up to 1,200 square miles, glance at placards that explain what you are seeing in every direction. The scenic top deck is perfect for taking pictures of the world’s busiest inland shipping channel and great Upper Peninsula wilderness.
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