The Marquette Maritime Museum mission is to preserve and protect the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes and remember the exploits of our submarine veterans.

The Museum and Lighthouse will open for the 2016 season on Saturday, June 4th. We will be open Tuesday thru Sunday (Closed Mondays), from 11am to 4pm.

Check our Events page for information on the tremendous activities planned for the summer season.



Marquette Maritime Museum Events


Marquette Harbor Lighthouse 150th Celebration

     On July 30, 2016 the museum will host a community wide party celebrating the red Harbor Light’s 150th birthday. Since the light was the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes electrified the Marquette Board of Light and Power is partnering with the museum to make the festivity a great success. Incidentally it was the BLP that provided the power back in 1928!

Although plans are still coming together the party will run from 1pm to 4pm complete with hot dogs,

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Marquette Tall Ship Weekend

  The Tall Ships are coming to Marquette! By special arrangement with Tall Ships Challenge, and working in cooperation with Harborfest, the Marquette Visitors and Convention Bureau, South Shore Fishing Association and City of Marquette, the Maritime Museum has arranged for the Tall Ships to visit make a port call at Marquette from Friday August 26 – Sunday August 28. All will moor at Mattson Park right next to Harborfest!

While we can’t release the names of all those visiting, we

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