The Museum is open at 10am 7 days a week.
Lindy Lou Fall Special: Tickets Only $15!
Michigan Maritime Museum Spans Vast Shoreline
Experience the rich maritime heritage of the Great Lakes by visiting Michigan's most distinguished institution of maritime research, preservation and education.
Five separate buildings offer a variety of engaging opportunities for the Museum visitor including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history, a center for the teaching of boat building and related maritime skills, and a regionally renowned research library. Waterfront festivals and events are complemented by the hustle and bustle of a modern harbor and vast sandy beaches in one of west Michigan's most picturesque shoreline communities.
The sloop Friends Good Will promotes tourism in West Michigan by providing the public with a wide variety of cultural and educational experiences. The historic replica tall ship boasts an interactive, floating classroom that features science and history curriculum for students. Friends Good Will, fully U.S. Coast Guard approved for passengers, is available for day sails as well as private charters. Friends Good Will also makes several voyages to other ports during the sailing season.
Please see our Events page for information regarding all upcoming events and opportunities.
The Museum is open 7 days a week at 10 am.
September 30 - Membership Appreciation Party
October 15 - MMM Lecture Series: A Star Is Born: Restoring the 6' MLB 36460
October 21-22 - Haunted Museum Haunted Asylum Tickets
October 31 - Museum Trick-or-Treat
You can now experience a short excursion on the Museum's USCG 36460 motor life boat! The 36460 starred in the Disney film The Finest Hours and represented the 36500 that accomplished the daring rescue of the Pendleton in 1952.
The USCG 36460 goes out on Wednesdays and Thursdays on the hour, starting at 11:45 am until 3:45 pm. Trips last 20 to 30 minutes with up to 6 passengers. Tickets are $15 per person. Call the Museum at (269) 637-8078 or stop by the Ship's Store to purchase your tickets today!
The new Harbor Walk markers have all been installed! Learn more about South Haven maritime heritage by walking pier to pier. For more information and a map, visit our Harbor Walk page.
The Harbor Walk runs from pier head to pier head in South Haven's Maritime District with informational historical markers all along the way. From start to finish it is roughly 3.2 miles (5k). It is a great way to get those 10,000 steps in and get on your way to a healthy summer while experiencing South Haven maritime history!