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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
+1 888-492-3747
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Whitefish Point Lighthouse and museum

Shipwreck Museum was very solemn. There was a beautiful tribute to all the lost sailors, and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Judy P
Titusville, Florida
via mobile
Very interesting museum, good quality displays and museum.

Few people today really understand the hazards of sailing on the Great Lakes 100 years or more ago... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John F
Harbor Springs, Michigan
via mobile
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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was founded in 1978 by a group of divers, teachers, and educators to commence exploration of historic shipwrecks in eastern Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. Today, this non-profit organization operates two museum sites on historic properties: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Light Station, Whitefish Point; and the U.S. Weather Bureau Building, Soo Locks Park, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The Shipwreck Museum is open to the public seasonally from May 1 to October 31; and the Weather Bureau is open year-round.
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18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
+1 888-492-3747
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shipwreck Museum was very solemn. There was a beautiful tribute to all the lost sailors, and the recovered bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald. 4 buildings to visit plus a nice walk on the agate covered beach. The movie, on the recovery of the bell, is...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Few people today really understand the hazards of sailing on the Great Lakes 100 years or more ago. Most people know about lighthouses, but the life saving stations like the one at Whitefish Point served an active role in recovering shipwreck survivors. We stayed in...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 6 days ago

good collection of stuff AND buildings, costs extra to go up in tower, buck or 2. really pretty shoreline. the have the edmund fitzgerald bell, moving. be sure to catch the film early on in visit ~15 minutes.

Thank lorri p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum had some interesting stuff inside but was very overpriced. $13 per adult or $40 per family ( 2- adults and 2 kids). The main building is very small, there is a couple other buildings including a video but overall there is not a...More

Thank alex5891
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Lakes shipwreck museum is more than just a museum. There is a museum building with typical displays for the many shipwrecks claimed by Lake Superior. Very interesting information with different artifacts from the ships. The Edmund Fitzgerald is just one of the ships...More

Thank jheineman17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the family (kids ages 13, 10 and 5) to the Shipwreck museum. All of them actually enjoyed all of it. All of the attention to detail is really very nice and to see actual remnants of ships that have gone down is absolutely...More

Thank Jstopyak
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite spots in Michigan-the Museum is so well done and a nice escape from the summer heat and light. It is really a very nice and informative museum-great for all ages, it really held our kids attention.

Thank stephaniek269
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this. Beautiful location with very well done exhibits and knowledgeable staff. We've always been fascinated by life in the light houses. We've camped on the shores of Lake Superior for years. We've watched the huge ships carry iron ore down lake. We know...More

Thank CourtWo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced, even for people interested in maritime history: $13 for museum entry, which includes 4 small buildings (the most interesting was the lighthouse keeper's home); $4 extra if you want to climb the lighthouse. In my opinion, all of the information you see in the...More

Thank Kaiya K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had enough features to be interesting to a maritime history buff. It was not that exciting for my 4 and 7 year old kids. I would stop by to kill 2 hkurs if I'm at Taquamenon Falls but not go out of my way...More

Thank Philip F
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18 June 2017|
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Response from john p | Reviewed this property |
Too much.
20 May 2017|
Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was not interested in posters so did notice. I would recommend emailing the museum..
30 March 2017|
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Response from Rita A | Reviewed this property |
OK, I called the museum. There may be one wheelchair available in the gift shop but anyone should call ahead asking them to hold it for you. It is first come-first serve. There are ramps available in many buildings on... More

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