The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum , operated by the Mason County Historical Society, brings history to life with digital storytelling, authentic images and artifacts, and engaging interactive exhibits that entertain, enlighten, and inspire a deeper appreciation for the region’s maritime history and heritage. The museum includes information and exhibits about the history of Lake Michigan commercial and recreational fisheries of the local area. Located in the former U.S. Coast Guard Station, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this family-friendly, three-story museum overlooks Lake Michigan’s wild shoreline, Ludington’s iconic North Pier Light, and the historic carferry Badger.  

What you can do here

Access Fishing History & Culture Research, Gift Shop or Fisheries Items for Purchase, School or Group Tours, View Exhibits

Hours: Open seasonally (April through October) - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Last ticket sales at 4:30 pm
217 South Lakeshore Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
GPS: 43.95424, -86.45887
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