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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Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Last ticket sales are at 4:30 p.m.

General Admission Cost

Seniors (60 & Up): $12.00

Adults: $13.00

Children: $11.00 (4-13 years of age)

Under 3: Free

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

Senior: $20.00

Adult: $22.00

Child (6-17): $17.00

Under 5: Free


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

Busses can park at the Loomis Street Boat Ramp parking lot. 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

Pioneer Christmas Thank You

During this season of giving, I would like to say thank you to our donors, members, and volunteers. Your generous donations of time, talent, and treasure supports the various programs that we offer at both Historic White Pine Village and the Port of Ludington Maritime...

News from the Director of MCHS

As we embark on the holiday season I would like to take a moment to thank you for your continual support throughout this past year. We are truly grateful for your commitment to our mission! 2018 has been a busy and exciting year for both museums. Historic White Pine...

Executive Director Set to Retire

Mason County Historical Society, which operates both Historic White Pine Village and Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, announces the retirement of Executive Director, Dr. Rick Plummer, and the appointment of Rebecca Berringer as Executive Director. “The transition of management will take place effective September 1, 2018”

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...

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...


Veterans and AAA members receive 10% off adult admission

**multiple discounts do not apply**

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