Museum Begins Construction for New Maritime Heritage Center Building
We are excited to announce that we raised the funds to start construction on our new Maritime Heritage Center building. The Museum will be CLOSED and vessel will stop running beginning October 1st. Thank you to all of our donors and supporters who have helped us get this far. Let’s keep up the momentum for Phase II!
Michigan Maritime Museum Receives $500,000 Grant from the State of Michigan
The Michigan Maritime Museum is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a $500,000 capital project grant from the State of Michigan. This grant will go toward the Launching a Legacy campaign and help launch us into Phase II. Senator Aric Nesbitt, a Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a longtime friend of the Museum, successfully helped secure this grant. For more, view our press release.
Make History Come Alive!
From hands-on exhibits on our authentic waterfront campus to historically immersive experiences aboard our on-water fleet, the Michigan Maritime Museum has something for every Great Lakes enthusiast.
Step into the role of an early Michigan sailor aboard tall ship Friends Good Will, salute the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard in our Coast Guard boat house, or simply sit and enjoy the bustling harbor from our docks located in the heart of South Haven’s Maritime District. The Michigan Maritime Museum is one of the Great Lakes premiere destinations to experience freshwater maritime heritage as you explore our exhibits both on and off the water.
Five separate structures offer a variety of engaging opportunities for the Museum visitor, including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history, a workshop for the teaching boat-building and related maritime skills, and a fleet of period and replica vessels available to visitors for on-water experiences. Waterfront festivals and events are complemented by a quaint harbor atmosphere in one of west Michigan’s most picturesque shoreline communities.