Tower of History

Panoramic views of international proportion are found atop three viewing platforms at the Tower of History. Step onto the open air decks or glassed observation areas and watch as the St. Marys River unfolds before you. At a height of 210 feet an express elevator escorts you to the top where a 20-mile view awaits you. Identification panels assist as you spot local landmarks, including the Soo Locks. Historic displays tell the story of the area’s origins.

The Tower of History is open to visitors from Mid-May through Mid-October.

History & Exhibits

The Tower of History was built in 1968 by the Catholic Church as the Shrine of the Missionaries. It was donated to the Sault Historic Sites in 1980 after the Church cut funds for other endeavors. The Tower of History remains true to its original mission of telling the tale of the early Missionaries but its focus has opened up to both local and Native American History.  The lower level of the tower has informational exhibits along with a video presentation. Go up the elevator to the upper level and experience a once in a life time view, exhibit space, and descriptions of the surroundings that you are looking out onto.


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