Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
Visitors can pilot the famed carferry Pere Marquette 22 into Ludington’s harbor, meet holograms of both Captains Nels Palmer and Andy Van Dyke, and enjoy several interactive exhibits.
Within the Maritime Museum
Badger exhibitAn exhibit specifically on the story of the Badger and its service from Ludington will be dedicated June 9, 2018. The exhibit is located on the 3rd floor of the maritime museum and tells the fascinating history of the Badger as the last of the carferries and a National Historic Landmark, as well as a cultural treasure of Ludington's maritime heritage.
Hours of OperationThe Port of Ludington Maritime Museum will be open Saturdays in March. From April through Memorial Day it will be open Tuesday through Saturday. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is open seven days a week. The hours of operation will be 10am-5pm unless otherwise noted.
Admission PricesAdmission Prices: Adults $12.50, Seniors $11.50, Children (6-17) $9, Children (under 5) free.
Maritime Museum Fundraising Continues
Please help support this project, so that generations to come can enjoy and learn about Ludington's rich maritime history.
To donate, call Mason County Historical Society at (231) 843-4808, or email Dr. Rick Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.LudingtonMaritimeMuseum.org for more information.
Maritime Museums Around the Great LakesInterested in discovering more maritime museums around Lake Michigan? See our story about the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.
More History in the Ludington Area...
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.