Muskegon Arts, History & Culture

Come spend some time learning about the history of Muskegon and the surrounding cities at one of the museums, art galleries and other historical sites!

Muskegon Museum of Art

“The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.”

Location: Muskegon, Mi
Phone: 231.720.2570

USS Silversides Submarine Museum

“Tour the USS Silversides (SS-236), a Gato-Class World War 2 submarine. Call us to inquire about our overnight encampments and our science and technology classes focusing on underwater robotics! The Mission of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum is to honor the men and women of the military, preserve military history and provide experiences that educate the public about past and present military history and technology.”

Location: Muskegon, Mi
Phone: 231.755.1230

USS LST 393 Veterns Museum

History jumps out at you from every deck and every corner. Discover LST 393’s outstanding wartime record as you tour a nationally renowned veterans museum with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.”

Location: Muskegon, Mi
Phone: 231.730.1477

SS Milwaukee Clipper

“Built in 1904 as SS Juniata, she was rebuilt in `41 and renamed Milwaukee Clipper. As the Clipper she sailed from Muskegon, MI to Milwaukee, WI until 1970. This vessel is the oldest United States passenger steamship on the Great Lakes and possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.”

Location: Muskegon, Mi
Phone: 231.683.1590

Muskegon South Pier Head Light

“The Muskegon South Pierhead and South Breakwater lighthouses were awarded to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy in June of 2010 from the Federal Government for preservation. The lighthouses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”

Location: Muskegon, Mi
Phone: 810.750.9236