Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven

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  • Have lived 2 blocks away from the museum for over 25 years & am embarrassed to admit my first visit was a few weeks ago. Very interesting exhibits about the history of the area & a small but impressiv...  more »
  • Great piece of history - reasonable admission - great place to take kids! The town is also full of lots of history and great places to eat!  more »
  • Doesn't look much from outside, but very impressive displays, and worth a couple of hours plus boat trip. Staff are very helpful. Choice of boat trips, including one on an old lifeboat.  more »
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  • Super cool Lake Michigan museum! They have lifeboats and exhibits based on the lake Michigan shipping industry. Free entry with the purchase of a ticket on one of the specialty boats. Staff was super friendly and helpful and our sunset cruise was absolutely fantastic. It's definitely worth a visit if you're interested in naval or maritime history, or just want to take a minute to get away from the heavy foot traffic during the holidays.
  • My husband and I visited here with a couple of friends during South Haven Fest for their haunted museum "Fallout" exhibit and it was spectacular. You could tell they put a lot of thought and work into the exhibit and it showed. It was not too scary and well laid out. We will definitely be returning to visit the museum during their normal exhibitions.
  • This place is a amazing experience! Not only is the museum and grounds interesting and entertaining, you can also sail the tall ship Friends Good Will. A 1 1 1/2 hour sailing will run you $35 / person, but it is an incredible experience. If you're in the mood, you'll even get pulled into service hoisting and setting the sail.
  • Hands on history! I am wholly impressed by the volunteers who teach and assist with a professionalism that can only be a result of their love for the maritime history planted right on the beach of South Haven. Sail with them on one of the schooners replicated from the War of 1812. Unforgettable!
  • Really enjoyed. Had nice selection of books. Nice little gift shop. Had a lot of history about local boating. Plus what part they an lake Michigan play during ww2.

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