Welcome to the Michigan Maritime Museum!


December Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm (hours subject to change daily. Please call prior to your visit)


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.

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Upcoming Events


Please see our Events page for information regarding all upcoming events and opportunities.

NEW Virtual Museum Tour (Google Virtual Tour)

December 3 - Night for the Museums at Phoenix Street

December 19 - Mitten Made Art & Craft Show

December 20- January 3 - Museum Closed - Happy Holidays!

NEW Harbor Walk Markers

Enjoy the NEW Harbor Walk!

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.

Evelyn S. Restoration

The Evelyn S. is currently undergoing restoration.  Please click on the video link below to view the ongoing work on this historic vessel at the museum.