Muskegon Heritage Museum
Muskegon Heritage Museum
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Muskegon Heritage Museum exhibits the history of the industries of the Muskegon area. We have a working bowling alley. An 18 ton Corliss valve steam engine powering our machine shop with leather belts. Engines on display from Continental motors, including aircraft, marine and a tank engine. The first 75,000 Raggedy Ann's were made here, we have one from 1918 on display. There over 12,000 square feet of display space on the museums three floors. Open Mid May to Mid October except for prearranged tours and school groups.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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GeorgeandDeb C
Muskegon, MI64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This museum is amazing! It contains the industrial history of greater Muskegon and has working engines and machines from many businesses from the past. The Snurf Board, original Raggedy Ann Doll (yes, made in a toy company from Muskegon), a Brunswick pin setter, and exhibits too numerous to mention in a review.
The displays are beautiful and extremely well-done. What a treat to see for ourselves and for our grandkids. Rotary phones, Occidental hotel switchboard, Kemperman's grocery store, sample Hathaway House boarding room, etc. etc.
Written January 23, 2020
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Thank you for visiting the museum and for your review. We hope you will come back and bring friends and family.
Written January 24, 2020
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dplatt_12
Muskegon, Michigan, USA96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
What to do on a rainy day with a 12 year old. Go here! The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable and helped make this an interactive affair. The many businesses on display their various products and where they were located within the city was great. We all enjoyed it immensely. Great displays and wonderful staff. A must see and the price of admission is very low.
Written June 26, 2021
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Inspiration639602
Muskegon, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
The exhibits are well organized and very helpful in understanding the history of the greater Muskegon industry. The pioneers and the products they made are what made Muskegon a great city. It is very enlightening.

The staff are volunteers that understand the exhibits. Many have first hand knowledge of the companies represented and the processes used. They are a treasure in and of themselves. This is a must see when you visit Muskegon and definitely if you live here.

The museum is integrated into a group of other museums in the general location and each would seem to build on one another. Each provides a unique perspective of that history of this great city.
Written August 30, 2018
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Ibrand2015
Nashua, NH41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
It isn't often that the President of the Chamber of Commerce comes out to welcome you, especially at 8:30 AM on a Sunday morning. Cindy Larsen is no ordinary C of C President. She is an excellent representative of the extraordinary community that houses the MHM. This museum has an outstanding display of all the products that have been invented and manufactured in Muskegon. The displays include: Appliances, cam shafts, piston rings, telephones, aircraft engines, tools, a giant steam engine, a working player piano, a bowling pin setter and yes, even Raggedy Ann dolls. It is truly one of most remarkable heritage museums I have ever seen. As our ship passed thru the channel from Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan, a flotilla of returning boats passed on the port side. Every person on every boat waved good-bye. So, you have to go to Muskegon, put it on your Bucket List, or even better go there now. Bring some business and manufacturing with you, the clever and skilled people there could use the work. The Continental Motors aircraft engine that powered the first small aircraft I ever flew is in the museum. Many items they made in Muskegon may have touched your life too, and the good people of Muskegon may also touch your heart.
Written August 29, 2018
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patriciaa486
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This museum tells the story of this town. It is unbelievable to see the number of businesses that were in Muskegon over time. The exhibits are well presented and very interesting. I was surprised to see that Raggedy Ann and Andy were manufactured here and fun to see two of the books I had owned myself. Made me wonder what had happened to mine.
Written August 9, 2018
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Thank you for visiting the museum, we hop you will return again as we rotate exhibits often. For your information Raggedy Andy was not made in Muskegon, just Raggedy Anne until 1926.
Written August 10, 2018
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Brent
Muskegon, MI1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
They don't wear masks or social distance, so be careful! Three of the four staff members weren't wearing anything over their faces and two of them were giving tours to people who weren't wearing masks. I understand the sign out front says that masks are mandatory, but they obviously aren't.
Written August 14, 2020
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We sincerely apologize for your experience. The museum has a comprehensive COVID-19 policy. Rest assured that we will fix any shortcomings in implementing that plan. Thank you for your feedback. Kirk Bunke Site Manager Muskegon Heritage Museum
Written August 18, 2020
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Steven D
Muskegon, United States24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The folks who volunteer their time here have done an absolutely wonderful job displaying the history of industrial Muskegon. It is a first class museum! I could not believe the quality of the facility and displays. Something for everyone of all ages. No one will be disappointed visiting this museum.
Written October 31, 2018
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Ernest P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
An unexpected treasure. We were on a "Great Lakes Cruise" with Pearl Seas.The history of manufacturing in Muskegon is amazing. Check out their website. We spent almost two hours there with volunteers leading various tours on different floors. They were smart, articulate, well=versed on their subjects.
Written September 5, 2018
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Charles L
Sandersville, GA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
A very interesting, entertaining, & educational look at present and past development in and around Muskegon. While its focuses primarily on manufacturing, there are plenty of other things covered that add to the flavor of what has helped develop and re-develop the economy of the area. I highly recommend taking the time to tour the museum!
Written August 19, 2018
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palisades76
Branch122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Yes, the museum is centered around Muskegon businesses, but it is also interesting as far as history in general. We saw items exhibited that we’ve never seen before. The displays are very well done. We spent about 2 hours exploring all 3 floors. The volunteers were wonderful and friendly. We are actively involved with our own local history museum, and from that standpoint we highly recommend this great museum.
Written August 14, 2018
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