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Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center

Experience the Shipwreck Century as you battle the fury of a Lake Huron storm aboard a 19th-century schooner. Explore a shipwreck without getting wet! No matter your age, a discovery awaits you at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center! Featuring immersive maritime heritage exhibits, an HD theater, wooden boatbuilding workshop, a gift shop and exciting programs and events throughout the year. Bring your friends and family and dive into our Great Lakes past!

 


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500 W. Fletcher Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707
989-356-8805
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OPEN ALL YEAR.

FREE ADMISSION

Summer Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm. Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Winter Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm. Closed on Sundays

More at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center website

Special Events & Features

On July 4th celebrate the Thunder Bay Maritime Festival that features tall ships, live music, kid's activities, and food.
Admission is FREE!

Throughout the year the Heritage Center offers educational programs for all ages. Learn about the Great Lakes, and watch scientists explore the world's oceans via live telepresence broadcasts.