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

Churches

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 are $12.50 each. Teachers and bus drivers are free of charge.

Advanced reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advnace with payment due 1 week prior to your visit. For more information or to make a reservation please contact Heather Zwick at heather@mchshistory.org or by phone at 231-843-4808

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.

School Brochure

Geocaching

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!

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC76807_plmm

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC765QP_white-pine-village

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

Events

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2020

    Opening Day

    10:00am-5:00pm

    The maritime museum opens for the season and will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. 50% off admission on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the first two weeks!

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2020

    PLMM 3 Year Anniversary

    $3.00 off child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020

    Mason County Day

    Bring in a non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food bank and receive half off your admission!

  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2020
    Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020

    Maritime Day Camp

    Sign up to participate in some Maritime FUN! Four days (3 hours each day) of activities geared towards 6-10 year olds. Includes a snack, crafts, games and STEM activities. This is sure to become an annual favorite for any child. Go to our website for pricing and to sign-up. All participants must be pre-registered.

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020

    Member Day

    Members have the opportunity to bring a friend to tour the Village or Maritime Museum and they will receive half off their admission and 20% off all Gift Shop purchases!

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020

    Member Day

    Members have the opportunity to bring a friend to tour the Village or Maritime Museum and they will receive half off their admission and 20% off all Gift Shop purchases!

  • Tue
    04
    Aug
    2020

    US Coast Guard Birthday

  • Fri
    28
    Aug
    2020

    Member Day

    Members have the opportunity to bring a friend to tour the Village or Maritime Museum and they will receive half off their admission and 20% off all Gift Shop purchases!

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2020

    Remembering the Queen of the Lake: City of Midland 41 Anniversary

    Stay tuned for additional details.
    Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the launch of the Carferry City of Midland 41 with a special celebration of one of Ludington’s most beloved carferries. With its massive size, sleek modern design, and luxurious passenger accommodations it quickly earned the nickname the Queen of the Lake. Come hear the history of this famous vessel and see a special display of artifacts and materials.

  • Wed
    11
    Nov
    2020

    80th Anniversary of the Armistice Day Storm

    6:30pm-?

    6:30pm doors will open; presentation will start at 7 p.m. Stay tuned for more details!
    On November 11, 1940 one of the worst storms in Great Lakes history struck Lake Michigan, sinking several vessels along the West Michigan coast. Here in Ludington the Carferry City of Flint 32 was driven ashore north of the breakwater where waves and blizzard conditions coated the ship in ice. Come recognize the 80th anniversary of this historic event in Ludington’s maritime history with a special display and a presentation telling the story of the historic storm.

  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2020

    Holiday Harbor

    5:00pm-8:00pm

    Stay tuned for more details!
    Come celebrate the holiday season at the maritime museum with crafts and refreshments. The exhibits will be open so come tour the museum and enjoy the decorations and activities.