Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
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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Joined October 28, 2020
- Port of Ludington Maritime Museum$1 RaisedEighty-three years ago, we opened our doors to our first visitors and began preserving and presenting the history of Mason County. In a world where history is being destroyed or rewritten, the importance of preserving our history has taken on a sense of even greater urgency as we navigate these unprecedented times. Today we are facing a pandemic that, for the first time, has forced us to temporarily close the doors of the museums for 12 weeks, leading to a significant loss in revenue, even after taking full advantage of pandemic grants.