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Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great visit

Really enjoyed our time there. Very well done Volunteers were knowledgeable. Seemed glad to be a... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Woody W
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If you love maritime history, especially the Great Lakes, this museum is for you. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
jrmilr
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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...more
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217 S Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431-2007
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our time there. Very well done Volunteers were knowledgeable. Seemed glad to be a part of the museum. The gentleman in the sideways picture designed and scratch built a wooden model steam ship engine. Very cool. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Woody W
Reviewed October 7, 2018

If you love maritime history, especially the Great Lakes, this museum is for you. Beautiful displays with a lot of carferry history. And you get to steer the Badger into port!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jrmilr
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The exterior is ok but inside you'll find an exquisitely designed, well maintained treasure trove. There are three floors of things to see and do. A highlight was a short film shot aboard the Badger car ferry. It was really interesting to see how the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edie W
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We have visited several Maritime Museums, and this is an excellent place to learn Great Lakes history! Beautiful facility with lots of excellent displays. Definitely worth your time!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LaVonne B
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I've been to 47 countries and 49 US states and while this museum is small (tiny) but nice it is hands down the most overpriced museum I've ever visited. It's sad really because overpriced museums really aren't available to many people. I sure hope the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The new Maritime Museum in a former Coast Guard building in Ludington is a nice small museum for all ages. Young children will enjoy climbing the model of the Ludington Lighthouse. Older children will want to use the simulation of bringing the LMC Badger car...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 hours here. Very interesting and informative. The holographic story tellers are fun. Nice giftshop

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

My wife and I spent almost 2 hours in the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum. Most the history is about the ferry boat history of Ludington, and how it grew and declined. There is also an interesting section on ships that have sunk, both some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry T
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We took the extended family to the museum shortly after it opened. The grandchildren especially enjoyed the interactive computer generated exercise of bringing the Badger ferry into the port.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DonandKim74
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Not sure why this doesn’t rate higher. Nice displays which center around cross lake transport (rail cars in the old days). Good displays on 3 levels. About 1 1/2 hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
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891Carol
September 23, 2017|
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Response from JillB243 | Reviewed this property |
217 S. Lakeshore Dr, next to the Coast Guard Station. It's a quite a few blocks from the ferry entrance but well worth visiting!!
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891Carol
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Response from crafty184 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is at the end of Lakeshore Drive. Turn left from 10 and it's straight ahead, nextdoor to the Coast Guard station. It's small but worth investigating. By
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