300 North Lakeshore Blvd
Marquette, MI 49855
P.O. Box 1096
Marquette, MI 49855
Methods of Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday thru Sunday (closed Mondays) from May 16 to mid – October
11am – 4pm
2017 Admission Prices:
Museum Only: $7.00
Lighthouse Only: $7.00
Both Tours: $12.00
Museum Only: $3.00
Lighthouse Only: $3.00
Both Tours: $5.00
Group Rates are available. Please call 906-226-2006 to make arrangements for your group.
Marquette Maritime Museum:
Self-guided tour. Maritime Museum is ADA accessible. A few wheelchairs are available for guest use.
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse Tour:
Guided Tour. Not ADA accessible. Moderate walking with 50 steps just to get up to the Lighthouse entrance. The Lighthouse is located on an active U.S. Coast Guard Base and therefore there is no public access to the Lighthouse except through a tour from the Maritime Museum. Tour times vary daily so check with the museum for current times. Tours last 45-50 minutes. Admission for the Lighthouse Tour is paid at the Museum and leaves from the Museum entrance. Times are subject to change and tours do not run in inclement weather. Please call ahead to verify tour times.
There are a few different options for parking at the Maritime Museum. There is a paved lot right off of Lakeshore Blvd, located between the Water Treatment Building and the U.S. Coast Guard Station. From this lot, the Museum entrance is on the lake side.
To get to our dirt lot on the lake side, you must turn at the parking lot entrance to McCarty’s Cove (there is a sign with that says “Maritime Museum” with an arrow), go through the parking lot all the way down (there is another sign stating where to turn) and turn right onto Coast Guard Road. Please go slow on this road as it is a one lane road and is also a shared bike path. This road will take you to the Museum’s dirt parking lot on your right.
For larger vehicles, we recommend parking on Arch Street. This is a side street next to the Museum. The other option is to park at Mattson Lower Harbor Park and take the short walk to your right along the bike path. The path brings you right to the Maritime Museum.
The Maritime Museum has a gift shop supplied with various nautical gifts. We have lighthouse models, books, calendars, mugs, videos, magnets, key chains and much more! You do not need to buy admission to the Museum to come and browse the gift shop.