Attraction Spotlight: Tom's Historic Logging Camp

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 12:24pm.


Tom’s Historic Logging Camp is Duluth’s is an authentic duplicate of a typical Northern Minnesota Logging Camp that you can visit to experience an era from the past. It contains buildings, articles, original tools and equipment from the past that you can visit seven days a week.

While books have been written and stories told of the Historic Logging camp days, not even motion pictures made of the time can really make you feel what life was like for the rugged men and tough animals that had to survive the heavy snow in order to harvest the might forests of Northern Minnesota.

Since these camps, horses and men are gone today because machines, trucks and power saws have taken over, the era has ended and now you can only experience it through this restored, educational logging camp in Duluth. Here is a look at what you’ll experience.

Visiting Tom’s Historic Logging Camp

The camp is located at 5797 North Shore Drive in Duluth. It’s easy to find if you just look for the brown and yellow road signs a quarter miles past Sucker River on the North Shore Scenic Drive. It’s located in the heavily wooded area just 16 miles northeast of downtown Duluth or 2 miles southwest of Knife River. Look for the lofty spruce, balsam, birch and pine area.

Check it out seven days a week from 9am-5pm through October 19th. You can shop on site at the Old Northwest Company Trading Post for deals on jewelry, incense, cribbage boards and moccasins for children, men and women.

While you visit, you’ll get to enjoy the new sandwich ship across the parking lot from the gift shop. They have sandwiches made with local artisan breads and your choice of fixings. Enjoy homemade soup and Blue Bunny ice cream.

Be sure to pick up a gift or souvenir during your visit. They have everything from pottery to dolls, traps and furs to jams and syrups. Check out this unique experience only in Duluth.

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