The Museum is now open at 10 am 7 days a week. Tickets are now available online for cruises and sails. We look forward to a great 2016 season!
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 now open 7 days a week at 10 am .
July 3 - Friends Goodwill Fireworks Sail
July 9 - Arrival of USCG MLB 36460 & Red Carpet Dock Reception
July 16 - Annual Fish Boil
July 18-22 - Kids STEM Summer Camp
July 26-31 - Paddle Board Building Class *SOLD OUT*
August 20 - 3rd Annual Boat Walk
The long-awaited arrival of the U.S. Coast Guard motor lifeboat 36460 is finally here! Join the Museum in welcoming the MLB 36460, the star of the Disney film The Finest Hours, to our docks! Take part in the patriotic festivities and honor the brave men of the United States Coast Guard. This is definitely an event you will not want to miss!
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!