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Mason County Historical Society

  • Attractions / Entertainment / Museums
1687 S Lakeshore Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 425-3825
Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. (June through August)

About Us

Historic White Pine Village is enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors each year who, upon leaving, comment about the nostalgia, serenity, and beauty of the village -- truly a village ''Where History read more
  • About

    Historic White Pine Village is enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors each year who, upon leaving, comment about the nostalgia, serenity, and beauty of the village -- truly a village ''Where History Lives''. Historic White Pine Village, opened in 1976, a community of over twenty-nine historic buildings located on a peninsula near the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. The museum buildings contain thousands of artifacts that help interpret their setting in the history of the area. The history interpreted includes lumbering, music, farming, education, maritime, sports, and the development of business and industry. The Village features a blacksmith shop, fire hall, general store, old fashioned ice cream parlor, trapper's cabin, the first county courthouse, doctor's office, one room school house, music museum, the Mason County Lumber Museum in original lumber camp buildings, sugar house, sawmill shed, a restored farmstead, a local Sports Hall of Fame museum, car museum and a maritime museum. Also found on the village grounds is the White Pine Chapel which is frequently rented throughout the season for small weddings. Special annual events usually include: Patriotic Pancake Lunch, Children's Days, Ice Cream Social, Down on the Farm, Clown Band Concert & Corn Roast, Lumber Days, Lumberjack Brunch, Autumn Days, Old Time Baseball matches, and more. Rediscover small-town Michigan life in the late 1800's to mid 1900's. There are things to see, learn, and do--things that make Historic White Pine Village an exciting and educational experience for the entire family.

  • Highlights

    • 29 Museum Buildings and Sites
    • Thousands of artifacts depiction Mason County's history.
    • Special Events throughout the season
    • Old Time Baseball matches
    • Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor
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  • Directions

    Just south of Ludington. Take Pere Marquette Hwy. south 2 miles from the airport. Then west 1 1/2 miles on Iris Road, and north 1/2 mile on South Lakeshore Drive. From US31, take exit 166,

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