Welcome to the Michigan Maritime Museum!

Boat Rides

We Are More Than Just a Boat Ride!

Come Sail With Us

Each on-water experience includes Museum admission.

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Museum Exhibits

Maritime History of the Great Lakes


The museum offers a variety of engaging opportunities, including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history.


Upcoming Events

Museum Events, Lectures, & Programs

Join Us!

The Museum always has something going on. Join us at one of our many events throughout the year!



Learning at the MMM

Education Programs

The Museum offers a variety of education programs to schools, groups, and organizations.

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Launching a Legacy Phase IIA Complete!

We are so grateful to all the teams who helped us take it across the finish line and complete Phase IIA of our Launching a Legacy project. The new boardwalk, docks, and landscaping looks fantastic and opens up so many wonderful opportunities for the Museum to grow!

To learn more about our ongoing capital campaign, visit our Launching a Legacy pages.

Make History Come Alive!

From hands-on exhibits on our authentic waterfront campus to historically immersive experiences aboard our on-water fleet, the Michigan Maritime Museum has something for every Great Lakes enthusiast.  

Step into the role of an early Michigan sailor aboard tall ship Friends Good Will, salute the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard in our Coast Guard boat house, or simply sit and enjoy the bustling harbor from our docks located in the heart of South Haven’s Maritime District. The Michigan Maritime Museum is one of the Great Lakes premiere destinations to experience freshwater maritime heritage as you explore our exhibits both on and off the water.

Five separate structures offer a variety of engaging opportunities for the Museum visitor, including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history, a workshop for teaching boat-building and related maritime skills, and a fleet of period and replica vessels available to visitors for on-water experiences. Waterfront festivals and events are complemented by a quaint harbor atmosphere in one of west Michigan’s most picturesque shoreline communities.

Check out our upcoming events!


July 22 - July 26

Rock the Boat 2024: R3PEAT

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm