Education & Tours

Educational Field Trip Aboard Friends Good Will

The Museum Campus, the tall ship Friends Good Will, the river launch Lindy Lou, the yacht Bernida, the Harbor Walk, and the Keeper’s House are guided tour options for groups visiting the Museum.

Groups can select from several options for a guided tour at the Michigan Maritime Museum:

  • the Museum Campus Tour,
  • the Museum Campus Tour plus an Educational Dockside Tour aboard Friends Good Will,
  • the Museum Campus Tour, Educational Dockside Tour, and Educational Sail aboard Friends Good Will,
  • the Museum Campus Tour and Cruise on Lindy Lou

Special discounts are offered for combining tours. Our docent educators bring history to life with captivating stories of maritime activities on the Great Lakes--past and present.

To learn more about the guided group tours available at the Museum and aboard Friends Good Will, download, print, complete and return the Guided Tour Inquiry Form.

Lesson plans are available for classroom use in conjunction with tours (See Below).

Contact the Director of Education & Administration at (800) 747-3810 or email for a tour for your school-age group, family, or special event.

Group Tour Inquiry Form

If you are interested in a tour for your school, organization or group, please download the attached form and return it to us.  As soon as we have your information, we can start planning your maritime heritage experience.

Group Tour Inquiry Form

Knot Tying Session, FGW, South Haven, 2012


A Museum Studies Intern At Work

The Michigan Maritime Museum is looking for interns! Our institution offers a wide variety of internship possibilities, all mixed in with experience in how a smaller museum operates. Here is a list of internship areas that we offer at the Michigan Maritime Museum:

Public History
Museum Studies
Marketing/Public Relations
Graphic Design
Event Planning
Exhibit Design (based on year)
Library and Information Science
Grant Writing
Office Management
Technology Management

Our current list of available internships for the summer/fall can be found in the PDF below. For more information on internships at our museum, please contact the Director of Education & Administration at (269) 637-8078 x.3, or via We look forward to helping you achieve a meaningful and enjoyable internship experience!

2015 Internship Opportunties