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 2015 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events

NEW Harbor Walk Markers Installed! (Info and Map)

October 10-11, 17-18, 2015 - Downrigging of Friends Good Will

October 30 & 31, 2015 - Haunted Lighthouses Presentation

October 30 & 31, 2015 - Haunted Halloween Event

October 31, 2015 - Trick-or-Treating Event

November 14, 2015 - WOW Book Lecture

November 14, 2015 - Maritime Shindig

December 19, 2015 - Mitten Made Art & Craft Show

Haunted Museum


Prepare yourself for horrific thrills and terrifying chills at the Haunted Campus event this October 30th and 31st from 8pm-11pm at the Michigan Maritime Museum.  This Halloween the Museum will feature a completely haunted campus, buildings, and vessels as part of the event. Visitors will navigate through the entire campus past chilling sights, bloodcurdling sounds, and disturbing apparitions in an attempt to make it out alive. Join the dead this Halloween at the Michigan Maritime Museum…if you dare. This event is only for brave souls 14+ years old. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

The Haunted Museum runs October 30th and 31st from 8pm-11pm. Tickets are $15 per person.  For more information contact the Museum at 269-637-8078.

Trick-or-Treat at the Museum


October 31, 2015
Admission is FREE!

This Michigan Maritime Museum will host a FREE trick-or-treating event at the Museum for children ages toddler to 10 years.  The event will have trick-or-treating stations around the Museum campus and aboard tall ship Friends Good Will.  Children must be in costume to participate. Bring out the whole family! All children must be accompanied by an adult for this event.

Haunted Lighthouses Presentation


Michigan’s Ghostly Beacons -- What is it about lighthouses that attract ghostly spirits? Maybe it’s simply a passion that will not go away. Lighthouse keepers were known to be extremely dedicated to their profession and it seems that many were never able to give it up — even after death. Nearly two dozen lights in Michigan are rumored to be haunted. From the smell of cigar smoke at Seul Choix Point Light to the mysterious housekeeping at White River Light Station and the antics at Waugoshance Shoal, these stories will entertain all ages. Presented by Dianna Stampfler.

This event will be held at the Michigan Maritime Museum and benefits the Save the Light campaign.

This event will be held at the Michigan Maritime Museum October 30th from 6pm-7pm and October 31st from 3pm-4pm.  Admission is $8 per person.