Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Become fully submerged in the eerie history surrounding the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are the resting grounds to roughly 6,000 Michigan shipwrecks, all with a story to tell. The museum’s well thought out exhibits and use of lights, music and information sets the scene for a full experience of the dark and unknown world of the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Enjoy your own personal shipwreck tours as you take in the ancient artifacts, models of sunken ships, a 12 foot lighthouse lens, and much more. In addition to the shipwreck galleries and exhibits, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has restored the Whitefish Point Light Station to mint, 1920’s condition. Whitefish Point offers a beautiful view of the lake, along with the opportunity to climb the lighthouse or visit the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum holds a deep history rooted in the shipwrecks of Lake Superior. With something for everyone, the museum is a must-stop for all!

  • Handicap Access
  • Fees:
    • Adults -$13,
    • Children -$9, (Under 5 Free)
    • Family (2 Adults & 2/ more children)- $40
    • Single Family (1 adult & 2/ more children)- $30
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Daily 10-6
    • May 1st-October 31st
  • Contact:

Make a reservation at the Whitefish Point Light Station and stay overnight at the restored lightkeepers quarters.

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