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Michigan Maritime Museum

260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
+1 269-637-8078
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Check out the Museum, it's a sleeper!

Have lived 2 blocks away from the museum for over 25 years & am embarrassed to admit my first visit... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Nancy D
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Chicago, Illinois
Great piece of history!

Great piece of history - reasonable admission - great place to take kids! The town is also full of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
PennySue2014
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Coldwater, Michigan
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We strive to preserve, interpret, and invite the public to experience and learn about our Great Lakes maritime heritage from our Museum in South Haven.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
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+1 269-637-8078
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

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 impressive campus containing other boats/exhibits. The Lindy...More

1  Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This museum has a replica of a Viking ship inside and great information of the now defunct fishing business of Lake Michigan! There was no regulation to the fisheries and now many species of fish are extinct! Now in order to get "Smoked Chubs" a...More

1  Thank BubbeSuzie
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the changing exhibits and events that the museum brings in to South Haven. Touring the replicas of the Nina and the Pinta were very interesting. Learning about the maritime history of Michigan over the last few years, with changing exhibits, has been great...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had to come back here and take another view of history. Great for history buffs, scout outings and family outings as well as a daytime trip back in time! If you have the time you can easily spend hours here. Movies to watch as...More

Thank Stephen Z
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We toured the museum and found it very interesting. There were some displays on events I'd never heard of that fascinated me. We took the hour long boat tour on the Lindy Lou, and though it was raining we stayed dry and enjoyed it. They...More

Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The museum is a great place to visit. The tall ship Friends Good Will offers sailing trips several times a day including sunset. The 11am cruise is a pirate themed cruise for kids. They shoot the cannon and engage in a "sword fight" with the...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Visited mid-September with my grandson. For $35 each we got to go on a short "voyage" on the replica 1810 sloop Friends Good Will. The staff and crew are spectacular. They all provided much information and background history. The trip took one and one half...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visited when the Nina and Pinta replicas were docked at the museum. Did a quick walk through the museum's main building. Explored the Coast Guard building as the Coast Guard holds interest for us. And the best...we told a ride on the Black River aboard...More

1  Thank slorettao
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Harley P
2 September 2017|
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Response from silversailor370 | Reviewed this property |
Only if you want to spend the night in jail.
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Sandra D
14 June 2017|
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Response from Emily S | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, There is limited parking at the Museum. The parking alongside & in front of the building are city lots. Please call ahead if you plan on bringing a bus, so that we can make arrangements. The Museum would also... More
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Susan O
26 March 2015|
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Friends Good Will and Lindy Lou sail/cruise throughout the month of September. Please check our website for schedules or call 269-637-8078. Thank you! -Emily Stap Collections & Office Manager Michigan Maritime Museum
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