Cultural & Historical


 Cemetery Records

Since 1864 Tower has been served by the Lakeview Cemetery, located at 100 Cedar Street, Tower, MN 55790. The Cemetery is managed by the Tower Cemetery Association Board. The Tower Cemetery Association is a group of volunteers working together to gather and make available all records of burial in the cemetery. There are ongoing efforts to update records. Those doing research should check back periodically for newly posted information.

Please donate to the Tower Cemetery Association to help fund the records database! Mail to:
Tower Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 874
Tower, MN 55790

Cemetery Map

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 Tower Train & Depot Museum

Tower station, often called the Tower Passenger Depot, is a former passenger railroad depot in Tower, Minnesota, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1916 by the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad, it provided passenger train service until 1951. It currently operates as the Tower-Soudan Historical Society Center museum.

 Tower-Soudan Historical Society

 Historical Society

The Tower-Soudan Historical Society celebrates our area’s past, present and future through collection and preservation of area artifacts and stories. The Society is located in the Historic Train Depot that also houses a museum with hundreds of local artifacts and photos at the western entrance of Tower. The grounds also include an historic steam locomotive engine, a passenger car, man car for transportation of miners to Soudan mine, caboose and a homesteader’s cabin. These are all open to the public during the summer. For more information visit the website.

 Tower-Soudan Historical Society

 Lake Vermilion Cultural Center

The Lake Vermilion Cultural Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing cultural events, lectures, concerts, auditorium space, and a senior and youth center to Tower. The Center will be housed in the historic St Mary’s Episcopal Church – and oldest building in Tower. It is currently undergoing restoration and remodeling in order to provide residents and visitors with a base for cultural events, lectures, concerts, an auditorium, and senior and youth center. For more information see their website

 Lake Vermilion Cultural Center





602 Main Street, Tower, MN 55790

PO Box 576, Tower, MN 55790

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm