Michigan Maritime Museum

260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090 - United States





The Michigan Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Michigan Great Lakes and waterways maritime history and culture. Our range of exhibits on campus and on the water speak to the diversity of Michigan's maritime heritage. Visitors can not just read about history, but experience it through interactive exhibits and our on-water fleet comprised of replica and historic vessels. At the Michigan Maritime Museum, we're so much more than just a boat ride!


Five separate buildings and seven on-water historic and replica vessels offer a variety of engaging opportunities for the Museum visitor, including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history. Dockside tours of the tall ship Friends Good Will is included with admission (subject to availability).

Museum Day 2022 visitors will also have a chance to visit our brand new Maritime Heritage Center, opening in Summer 2022. This brand new facility houses multiple exhibit and event spaces, conference rooms, a classroom and the Ship's Store. The Heritage Center will feature the exhibit "Full Steam Ahead: The Golden Age of Great Lakes Passenger Steamship Travel."

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