We will reopen in mid-May 2024.
Marquette Maritime Museum and Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
are open MAY through OCTOBER, 11:00am to 4:00pm,
Tuesday through Sunday
See below for tour times
and ticket prices.
For special tours and group rates,
call (906) 226-2006.
School Fieldtrips are FREE (Call 906-226-2006 to reserve fieldtrip)
The Marquette Maritime Museum is one of the best kept secrets in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Museum features exhibits on shipwrecks in Marquette and Lake Superior, Early Life-Saving and US Coast Guard, the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Henry B. Smith, and a 3-D Breeches Buoy Exhibition. We also have one of the largest collections of Fresnel lenses on the Great Lakes. This includes a 4th order lens from the Marquette Breakwall, the 3 1/2 order lens from the Huron Island Lighthouse and a 2nd order lens from the Stannard Rock Lighthouse (one of only five of the largest lenses used on the Great Lakes.)
Marquette Maritime Museum is ADA accessible. A wheelchair is available for guest use. The Museum participates in the Museums for All and Blue Star Museums programs.
Visit the Museum Gift Shop in person or online. The shop features maritime books, t-shirts, magnets, mugs, ornaments, and other nautical gifts.
11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm
Call 906-226-2006 to reserve your lighthouse tour tickets. Each tour is limited to 16 guests. Lighthouse tickets are available at the Museum and the tours leave from the Museum entrance. All tours must be escorted by Museum Staff/Volunteer. This is a walking tour and guests must be able to climb 45 steps. Interpretive tour consists of history of Lighthouse Park, Coast Guard, First Floor and tower of Lighthouse, and Catwalk. Tours do not run in inclement weather, and tour lasts about an hour.
There is a paved lot off Lakeshore Blvd, located between the Water Treatment Building and the U.S. Coast Guard Station (A). The Museum entrance is on the lake side. Another option is to turn east on Arch Street (closest street to the north of the Museum) and park in the lot between the lake and the 1891 US Life-Saving Service building (B) or in the lot in front of the Museum building (C). The last option (and the best option for RV parking) is to park at Mattson Lower Harbor Park (D) or McCarty's Cove (E) and take the short walk along the multi-use path. The path brings you right to the Maritime Museum.