Sawmill Tours

Sawmill tours are on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 2:00pm, and on Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30am starting Tuesday, June 20, 2023. The last tour of the season is August 25, 2023.

There will be no tour on Tuesday, July 4 because the offices will be closed.


Sawmill tours are held twice a week during the summer tourist season. These tours are led by the interpreters of the US Forest Service. Learn about the history of our hundred-year-old sawmill, timber harvesting, sawmill processing, lumber products, and byproducts as you wander through a tour of the biggest hands-on sawmill in Minnesota, watching the lumber be processed, seeing employees in action, and getting an eyeful of our complex (and sometimes vintage) machinery!

Tours are free of charge, but require a reservation (online only).

Max group size is 12 people, and closed-toe shoes are required. Masks are not required at this time, per local regulations. Children on the tour must be old enough to effectively use standard earplugs (typically preschool and up).

We provide safety equipment, and tours do involve indoor and outdoor walking over uneven surfaces and climbing stairs.

Call the office at 218-387-2995 with questions!


1504 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604


Phone: 218-387-2995
Fax: 218-387-2204


Office Hours

7:00am – 5:00pm

Loading Hours:

7:00am - 4:00pm

7:00am - 12:00pm