The Mason County Historical Society

The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

School Tours

Maritime History Day (2nd grade) The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum is housed in Ludington’s historic Coast Guard station built in 1934, which remained active until 2004, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum features three full floors of exhibits on various topics of maritime history and is filled with state of the art exhibits the students can see, hear, read, and interact with; including a fully interactive simulation of being at the wheel of the Pere Marquette 22 as it sails in and out of Ludington harbor in the late 1920s.

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

The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

School Tours

Maritime History Day (2nd grade) The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum is housed in Ludington’s historic Coast Guard station built in 1934, which remained active until 2004, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum features three full floors of exhibits on various topics of maritime history and is filled with state of the art exhibits the students can see, hear, read, and interact with; including a fully interactive simulation of being at the wheel of the Pere Marquette 22 as it sails in and out of Ludington harbor in the late 1920s.

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

Diverse group of children listening to female tour guide while visiting modern art gallery, copy space

School Tours

The students learn about the Coast Guard and Life Saving Service, railroad car ferries, shipwrecks, Fresnel lenses, the Great Lakes, nautical knot tying, and the lumbering era in Mason County. We offer several different options for school groups. These include guided tours, self-guided tours, and stations set up throughout the museum with volunteers teaching the history to the students. These field trips are geared towards the 2nd-grade curriculum but can be enjoyed and appreciated by any grade level. Homeschool groups also can visit the museum on these days. We offer Maritime History days in both the Spring and the Fall.

Diverse group of children listening to female tour guide while visiting modern art gallery, copy space

School Tours

The students learn about the Coast Guard and Life Saving Service, railroad car ferries, shipwrecks, Fresnel lenses, the Great Lakes, nautical knot tying, and the lumbering era in Mason County. We offer several different options for school groups. These include guided tours, self-guided tours, and stations set up throughout the museum with volunteers teaching the history to the students. These field trips are geared towards the 2nd-grade curriculum but can be enjoyed and appreciated by any grade level. Homeschool groups also can visit the museum on these days. We offer Maritime History days in both the Spring and the Fall.

Cost

Students

Price :

$7.00 / Per Student

Students

Price :

$7.00 / Per Student

Mason County Students

Price :

$6.00 / Per Student

Mason County Students

Price :

$6.00 / Per Student

Chaperones

Price :

$10.00 / Per Chaperone

Chaperones

Price :

$10.00 / Per Chaperone

Teachers and school staff

Price :

$Free

Teachers and school staff

Price :

$Free

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!

The_Abbie

“The Abbie”

By: Doug Coldwell
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“Sport Fishing Sculpture”

By: Doug Coldwell
SportFishingSculpture

“Sport Fishing Sculpture”

By: Doug Coldwell
The_Abbie

“The Abbie”

By: Doug Coldwell
SportFishingSculpture

“Sport Fishing Sculpture”

By: Doug Coldwell