Zenith City Resources
We‘ve collected contact information for all things historic in Duluth, the Arrowhead, and the North and South Shores of western Lake Superior. Use the directories below to dig into some local history, plan a trip that takes you back in time, restore your historic property, or help protect our cultural heritage.
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Research: Becoming your own historian
Research Resources lists local, state, and national regional historical societies, research facilities, and online services for researching historic figures, architecture, events, your genealogy/family history, and more.
Heritage Tourism: Taking a trip through time
The directories linked below provide valuable resources for historic and genealogical research, renovating your historic property, or becoming involved in a preservation effort.
Historic Attractions lists places to go and things to do that celebrate our region’s colorful past, from museums to mine pits: giant ore boats, lighthouse tours, scenic railroads, fur post reconstructions, World War II aircraft, and more.
Historic Lodging offers a directory of regional inns with a tight connection to history, from rustic North Shore lodges built in the 1920s and bed-and-breakfasts housed in 19th-century mansions.
Historic Shopping Find something old that’s new to you at antique shops, consignment stores, used (and new) booksellers, and more.
Tips for Travelers An “insiders guide” to driving in Duluth, alternative routes between Duluth and the Twin Cities, Scenic Overlooks in Duluth and along the North Shore, and some fun with some obscure Minnesota and Wisconsin Laws.
Maps from the main streets of Duluth and Superior to the entire Arrowhead and Western Lake Superior Region, we have unique maps to help you get a perspective on where you are and where you want to be, including a map of Duluth’s in-contiguous Skyline Parkway.
Renovation & Preservation: Keeping parts of the past in the present
The directories linked below provide valuable resources for renovating your historic property or becoming involved in a preservation effort.
Renovation Resources provides local, state, and national resources for renovating your historic property, from tips and techniques to discovering if your project qualifies for state and national tax incentives.
Preservation Resources offers a directory local, state, and national organizations concerned with protecting our heritage through the preservation and renovation of historic structures and can help those interested in helping to save historic buildings in their community.