West Michigan Area
Museums

Museums can give us a glimpse into the historical past of our communities. They also can provide research opportunities for more in-depth study. They're educational and enjoyable, so learn more about your community by visiting a nearby museum.

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Historic White Pine Village
1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4808
"Bringing History to Life!" A step back in time in a picturesque setting for the entire family. Tour historic buildings. Visit the old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Interact with characters in period costume as they provide a 1st-person interpretation of pioneer life in the late 1800's/early 1900's. Special events throughout summer and fall.
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Manistee County Historical Museum
425 River St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-5531
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Oceana County Historical Society
114 Dryden, Hart, MI 49420, (231) 873-2600
Our Savior's Historical Museum
304 Walnut St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-9486
Pentwater Historical Society Museum
85 S. Rutledge, Pentwater, MI 49449
Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
217 S. Lakeshore Dr., (next to the Coast Guard Station), Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 425-9090
Celebrate and remember Ludington's rich maritime history at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, where visitors will be entertained and enlightened with interactive exhibits and virtual experiences. Located within a former US Coast Guard Station, the museum is a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places and opened in 2017.
Sandcastles Children's Museum
129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 233-9326
Visit Sandcastles for fun and learning! Featuring 3 floors of interactive exhibits designed to promote hands-on discovery, creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Attractions include a real Cessna Airplane, Badger replica, bouldering wall, the Ludrock Soundstage and more. Special programs are also scheduled throughout the year. See link for current hours.
The Depot
1161 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-2675
Water Works Museum
540 First St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-5531