Something exciting is always happening at the Museum. Have fun learning in a class or participate in an event. There is an activity sure to please everyone.  Looking to sail on Friends Good Will or try one of our other "on-water" experiences?  Check out our 2016 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events

May 2 - Michigan Maritime Museum is open!

May 27 - Wilhelm Baum Returns: Ceremony

May 27 - Blessing of the Fleet & Season Kick-Off BBQ

May 28 - Harbor Walk to Fitness

June 16 - Pirate Chaser Sails begin

June 18 - Classic Boat Show & Small Craft Festival

Wilhelm Baum Returns: Ceremony


The Wilhelm Baum is home again! Thanks to SHOUT for South Haven and the Michigan Maritime Museum this 92 year old tugboat will be saved and on permanent display at the Museum. This 50-ton tug worked as a commercial vessel for the first half of its career; followed by 40 plus years as as rescue boat with the South Haven Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Join us on the Museum campus to welcome back the Wilhelm Baum into our permanent collection and have her at our dock once again!

The ceremony will take place May 27th as part of the Museum's annual Blessing of the Fleet event beginning at 5:30pm.

Blessing of the Fleet & Season Kick Off BBQ


Please join us and Pastor Bob Linstrom on the Orley Dock on Friday May 27th at 5:30pm  as he conducts our annual Blessing of the Fleet. He will bless all of our On-Water Museum vessels and send our fleet off for a fun and safe 2016 season.

At 6:00 pm, following the Blessing will be our annual Season Kick-Off BBQ. Join your fellow Museum Members for a delicious BBQ basket and some great company-all while enjoying a fantastic view of the harbor!

This event is a Members Only event.  Please call 269-637-8078 to RSVP by May 23rd or to become a Museum Member today!

BBQ Admission: Adults: $10 Kids: $5

Inaugural Harbor Walk to Fitness


Please join the Michigan Maritime Museum on Saturday May 28th from 10 am to 12 pm for the official opening of the Maritime District Harbor Walk and the 1st Harbor Walk to Fitness!

The Harbor Walk runs from pier head to pier head in the South Haven Maritime District with informational historical markers along the way.  From start to finish the Walk is roughly 3.2 mi (5k).  It is a great way to get in those 10,000 steps and get a healthy start to your summer...all while learning some great South Haven maritime history at the same time!

There is no registration or fee for this event- just come on out and kick off your summer season in a fun and healthy way!