The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum 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. 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, extending the maritime experience beyond its doors in this vacation wonderland. The museum is operated by the Mason County Historical Society, which also operates the nearby Historic White Pine Village.

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March: Open Saturday only 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

April: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 25th – September 3rd: Open 7 days a week 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

September 4th – November 8th: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

December: Closed – Private parties available by request

General Admission Cost

Seniors: $11.50

Adults: $12.50

Children: $10.00 (6 – 17 years of age)

Under 5: Free

Visit both The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum and Historic White Pine Village with dual ticketing: Two Museums for one great price!

Senior: $18.50

Adult: $20.00

Child (6-17): $14.50

Under 5: Free

*Multiple discounts do not apply
*See Events/Tours for dates and pricing


Vehicles can parallel park along South Lakeshore Dr. or in the Loomis Street Boat Ramp parking area.

Busses will not fit through the turn around in front of the museum. Busses should drop-off their groups at the Loomis Street Boat Ramp parking area. There is a connecting sidewalk located in the southeast corner of the parking lot.

*Excludes special event days
*Discounts do not apply; dual tickets already discounted

One Year Anniversary

Come celebrate the Museum’s one year anniversary on Saturday, June 9. FREE admission 3- 5 pm close.
Children’s outdoor activities at 3 stations every 30 minutes, 11:30-2:30 pm
Dedication & Ribbon Cutting of newest exhibit at the SS Badger Room at 3pm

Community Foundation for Mason County Funds M & O Railroad Project

 The Board of Directors at The Community Foundation for Mason County has awarded Mason County Historical Society's M & O Railroad Project $500. Mr. James Jensen, MCHS Board President, says that this generous support from the Community Foundation is greatly appreciated...

MCHS Sets Sail

 Members of the Mason County Historical Society (Ludington, Michigan) and the Manitowoc County Historical Society (Manitowoc, Wisconsin) will enjoy free daily admission* at each other's historic villages during the 2018 S.S. Badger sailing season. The Badger will set...

Historic White Pine Village’s Adopt-A-Building Program

 Thank-you to everyone who participated in last year's Adopt-a-Building program! This program helps with the upkeep of our 30 exhibit buildings.For the first time in the last 20 year history of the Adopt-a-Building program; we are asking for a donation of $750.00 per...


“All Aboard” – Mention our website during check-in and receive $1.00 off admission; **multiple discounts do not apply**

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