Admission Prices

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is committed to doing our part as we address the ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and beyond. Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors, guests, volunteers and staff members. It is for this reason that we have made the difficult decision to delay our 2020 Museum opening to the public. We’ll now open the museum on Monday, June 15, 2020 (10am).

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard.

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has become one of Michigan’s most popular destinations in the cultural tourism industry, attracting over 75,000 visitors each season. Museum patrons learn about the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes at the Whitefish Point Light Station, an Historic Site on the National Register of Historic Places. See the Whitefish Point Light Tower, in continuous operation for 155 years, the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior.

Museum Admission prices:

  • Adults: $13.00
  • Children 17 and under: $9.00
  • Children under 5: FREE
  • Family, 2 adults and 2 or more children: $40.00
  • Single Family, 1 adult and 2 or more children: $30.00

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Applicable Discount Pricing:

  • AAA Adult: $12.00
  • AAA Child: $8.00
  • Limited Barrier-Free Access Adult: $10.00
  • Limited Barrier-Free Access Child: $7.00
  • Children under 5: FREE
  • Shipwreck Society Members with current card: FREE
  • Coast Guard active duty with ID: FREE

A tour of the Shipwreck Museum Campus includes:

  • Self-guided tour of the Shipwreck Museum Building & Exhibits
  • 20-minute video presentation (as seen in the museum store and the Surfboat House)
  • Guided tour of 1861 Lightkeeper’s Quarters & Exhibits
  • Guided tour of 1923 Surfboat House & Exhibits

Visitors enjoy walking among several historic structures, recently restored by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. New facilities provide restrooms, meeting areas, food and beverages, and even an overnight experience in the 1923 Crews Quarters Building. For further information, please call toll-free 800-635-1742.

Administrative: US Weather Bureau Building 400 W. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783 906-635-1742 Toll Free Phone: 800-635-1742
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - Whitefish Point 18335 N. Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768 888-492-3747 Contact Us