Downtown Sister Bay was settled about 1860, when Thomas Diamond and Hiram Coon built a large commercial dock and sawmill. They purchased about 313 acres of vast forest that is now downtown Sister Bay. As the vast number of immigrants from Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Americans arrived they began to shape our bustling economy and growth. Their language barriers, isolation, and hardships were overcome by their ingenuity that crafted a village out of the wilderness.
Historical photos from the turn of the century to compare the buildings and locations to now, enhance the pleasure of the tour. Stories of past business owners and residents are always fun.
This 1/2 mile tour is perfect for stretching your legs. A picnic back at the Corner of the Past Museum or in the beautiful Sister Bay park is a great way to end the tour.
Follow our self-guided tour map or call to schedule a tour for your group today.