Join us May through October for museum tours, special events all year long, or book your own private party in our unique venue on the shores of Cedar Lake.

Museum Hours

Market Wednesdays – 3-6pm
Thursday or Friday – 3-6pm
Saturday or Sunday – 2-6pm
Off-season Tours by Appointment Only


Cedar Lake History

Track the Past Family Train Day

October 14, 2023  Roundtoit Railroad returns for the 3rd Annual Track the Past Family Train Day. View seven model layouts and enjoy complimentary museum gallery admission courtesy of DeMotte State Bank.

Cedar Lake Museum Tours

The Story of Cedar Lake

Step into Lassen’s Resort Hotel and experience our imaginative, fun-filled exhibits that captivate your senses. The Museum is open May through October.

Cedar Lake History Road Show


The stories of Cedar Lake come to you when you cannot visit us in person! Watch our recorded History Road Show programs and more.
Cedar Lake History

Discover the Dewey Line

Steamboat rides and Taste of History Nostalgia sunset dinner cruises aboard Baby Dewey will resume in June 2024.

For Educators & Senior Living Facilitators

Escape your everyday and travel to the 1920’s! Designed for schools, youth groups, homeschoolers, and adult seniors too, we offer tours by appointment and hands-on experiences that make an impression. Inquire today.

School Tours

Arrange a field trip or homeschool group tour of the museum by appointment! We offer dates in late April through October. Regular admission rates apply.

Get Hands On!

Rent a 1920’s “trunk” and unpack topics in history, humanities, STEM, science or memory skills. We’ll provide everything you need to bring a local touch to your lesson plans.

Other Resources

If you’re like us, you love learning and you love local resources. Click for direct links to local, state, and national resources. Or ask our historian for more guidance with the button below.

Host Your Event With Us!

Your special occasion deserves a unique venue. View our Rental Agreement Policy and schedule time for a walk-through of our spaces.

Cedar Lake Venue Rental Party

Buy Tickets

The museum is open May 4 – October 29, 2023 on the following schedule:

Steamboat Wednesdays – 10:30am-6pm
Thursday or Friday – 3-6pm
Saturday or Sunday – 2-6pm
$5 – ages 5 and up (Free – under age 5)

Steamboat rides are offered on Wednesdays only until September 27, 2023.

Nostalgic resort meal cruises now booking for July aboard Baby Dewey.

All rides includes complimentary museum admission.

From our free programs such as the May 7th season opening or complimentary admission days offered once per month, to our signature Speakeasy Summer Social and Track the Past Family Train Day, view our full calendar of Special Events and make your reservations online:

Lassen’s: 100 Years Later

“I love being able to see so much of Cedar Lake’s History! Some I remember and the rest is great to see… Without spending some time in the museum you really can’t understand much of what it took to build the lake into the town!”
Richard via Facebook

“The museum was way better than I even thought it would be! I’ve lived in Cedar Lake for many years but never came before. I loved the steamboat and so did my kids… The way that the whole museum is set up and divided into rooms is just genius and beautiful.
Steam Through History participant

From the perspective of a new member to the town and lake, it was a fantastic experience! The history of the lake and the surrounding communities (unfiltered) made it an easy decision to want to be part of Cedar Lake Indiana!
Bob via Facebook