Tour Information Forms

General Tour Information

Reservations need to be made in advance. See below for rates and a reservation form.

Group Tours

Group pricing and tours are available for organizations wishing to bring a group of 15 or more to the museum, such as:

Tour Companies

Bus tours

Retirement communities


Scout groups

After-school programs

Links for more information located immediately below:

Group Tour Reservation Form

For more information please contact Rebecca Berringer at 231-843-4808 ex.103

School Tours

The Mason County Historical Society would like to invite your students to tour the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum and discover the fascinating stories of the maritime history of the Great Lakes and Ludington’s rich maritime heritage. The cost for a school group tour is $6.00 per student & chaperones. Teachers and bus drivers are free of charge.  Advance reservations are required, with payment due upon arrival. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! For more information please contact Eric Harmsen at 231-843-4808 ex.106

Bus drop-off and parking: Busses will not fit through the turn around in front of the museum. Busses should drop-off their groups at the boat ramp parking lot near the sidewalk to the Maritime Museum.

Links for more information located immediately below:

School BrochureNon-Local School Tour Letter


August 4, 2018 - U.S. Coast Guard Birthday

Happy 228th birthday to the US Coast Guard! On August 4th 1790 congress established the US Revenue Cutter Service for customs enforcement and to protect American shipping and waterways. In 1878 the US Life-Saving Service was established to provide aid and rescue assistance to vessels in distress. On January 28th 1915 the US Lifesaving Service merged with the US Revenue Cutter Service to become the US Coast Guard. In 1939 the US Lighthouse service, which managed all aids to navigation, consolidated with the Coast Guard bringing maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and management of aids to navigation under one organization. All  USCG service members will receive free entrance to the museum.


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Below are a couple of geo-caches located in Mason County. We hope these caches will  inspire a deeper appreciation for the region’s rich maritime & lumbering history. Have fun and happy hunting!

The Abbie” and “Sport Fishing Sculpture” by Doug Coldwell are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0