Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Whitefish Point Light Station

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Aerial View

The Whitefish Point & Shipwreck Museum is a collection of historic buildings and artifacts that represent a highly informative piece of maritime history with guided tours.

Photo courtesy of Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, located at Michigan’s Whitefish Point Light-Station, is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Mackinac Bridge. With more than 200 shipwrecks lying in the immediate vicinity, the area is known as Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast. The museum features top quality exhibits of shipwreck artifacts, artwork, shipwreck models, new exhibits and lifelike mannequins. We offer a series of maritime history programs featured throughout the season. Admission includes the Shipwreck Museum gallery, a 15-minute video and tour(s) of the restored 1861 Lightkeeper’s Quarters and the 1923 Lifeboat Station Surfboat House. The bell of the famous steamer Edmund Fitzgerald is on display and serves as a memorial to her crew. The famous Whitefish Point Light Tower is open for tours, with all fees benefiting its restoration. The museum is open every day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 1 to October 31. Overnight lodging is available in the 1923 restored Coast Guard Lifesaving Crew’s Quarters. The Crew's Quarters is open April 1st through November 10th. Special discounted rates during April and May. Included with your Crew's Quarters overnight stay is admission to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station, a 10% discount in the Shipwreck Coast Museum Store, and a one year membership to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point!

Great Lakes Ship Wreck Museum

Contact Information

Address

18335 North Whitefish Point Road

PO Box 291

Paradise, MI 49768

Driving Directions

Reservations: (906) 492-3747

Toll Free: (888) 492-3747

Phone: (906) 635-1742

Fax: (906) 635-0860

Email:

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