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 of Education & Administration by email for a tour for your school-age group, family, or special event.

Group Tour Inquiry Form

Group Tour Inquiry Form

Knot Tying Session, FGW, South Haven, 2012

A Visit to the Michigan Maritime Museum

Video courtesy of YouTube


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:

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

For more information on internships at our museum, please contact the Director of Education and Administration at (269) 637-8078 x.3, or via email. We look forward to helping you achieve a meaningful and enjoyable internship experience!