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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

Exhibits

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

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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!

Events

Education

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 I Complete!

Our new Maritime Heritage Center is now complete thanks to our incredible donors, sponsors and hard working teams. Let’s keep up the momentum for Phase II! 

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.

Handcrafted Wooden Canoe Raffle

Get your tickets today for this one-of-a-kind, artisan built canoe from Mackinaw Watercraft, The Western Star. Tickets are available at the MMM and online. The drawing will take place at the Museum’s Antique & Classic Boat Show in June 2024. Don’t miss the boat!

Check out our upcoming events!

Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends Good Will Fireworks Sail

July 3 @ 9:00 pm - July 4 @ 12:00 am

22nd Annual Fish Boil Fundraiser

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rock the Boat 2024: R3PEAT

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