Museums and Tours
United States Hockey Hall of Fame
The United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum is America’s hockey showcase. Since 1973 the Hall has honored and recognized outstanding coaches, players, builders and administrators who have contributed to the success and promotion of American Hockey.
Eveleth has been designated “The Capital of American Hockey” and is the home of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum because of its rich hockey traditions. No community the size of Eveleth has produced as many quality players or has contributed more to the development of the sport in the United States. Furthermore, the Iron Range and Minnesota in general have had significant impact on US Hockey.
Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day
Fri: 10:00 - 5:00
Sat: 9:00 - 5:00
Sun: 10:00 - 3:00
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
Mon - Sat: 9:00 - 5:00
Sun: 10:00 - 3:00
801 Hat Trick Ave, Eveleth, MN 55734
Hockey Hall of Fame Website
Captains' Homes and
A self-guided walking tour of exterior architecture.
Take this tour and go back in time when the iron mining industry of Northeastern Minnesota imported much of its language and customs from the English mines of Cornwall.
Memories from 1900-1925: After a twelve-hour shift at the Oliver Mining Company, the miners and their supervisors left for a long overdue period of rest and relaxation. The Mining Captains returned to the privacy and comfort of their elegant homes, while the immigrant miners often chose the camaraderie and company of their fellow countrymen. Come and join us on a tour of the lavish homes of the mining elite, and the ethnic meeting halls of the common man.
“This certainly is a strange place. It makes me think of the weird scenes from Milton’s Paradise Lost. You can see for miles in every direction. The land undulates in low hills with stunted pines or fir, and the mines and their machinery are very much in evidence. The children in my third grade class belong to the foreign persuasion, with the exception of one child. They say there are 10,000 people here, but only 2,000 are civilized folks— of the others, the Austrians and Finns are the majority. My house would amuse you, or rather alarm you with its unpromising exterior, but it is comfortable within…Please don’t look for a great deal (if you should visit), for you would be disappointed, but be exceedingly humble in your expectations and you will be much safer. Bring you warm clothes; for 35 below zero means it is cold, of course.”
—Polly Bullard (1908)
Eveleth School Teacher
Properties featured on the walking tour are:
Written Histories: Barton, Pratt, Moore
Photo Credits: Don & Palma Voss, NE MN Historical Center
Architectural Consultant: Damberg & Scott
Funding: Eveleth City Council, MN Historical Society
Author & Creator: Connie Sabetti
Dedicated To: Henry C. Peterson
Copies of the Eveleth Captains Homes & Immigrant Halls Walking Tour Brochure are available at the Eveleth Public Library, Eveleth City Hall, or by contacting the Eveleth Heritage Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design & production of the original brochure ©2000 Vivid Design, Aurora, MN