Sleeping Bear Dunes Maritime Museum

5121-5395 Glen Haven Rd
Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Sleeping Bear Dunes Maritime Museum

Visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and Great Lakes shipping. Walk through the boathouse next to the museum and see the life-saving equipment used during the early 1900's. The Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum is located just west of Glen Haven. It is the original Sleeping Bear Point U.S. Life-Saving Station which was moved to its present location because the encroaching sand dunes were beginning to bury it in sand. Exhibits cover the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Great Lakes shipping history. A room on the second floor is outfitted as a Steamer Wheelhouse with a panoramic view of the Manitou Passage shipping channel. The Maritime Museum is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - Daily 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.