History Comes Alive at Historic White Pine Village

Discover small town Michigan life in the late 1800s and early 1900s at Historic White Pine Village. Set upon 13 beautiful acres overlooking Lake Michigan, you can visit more than 30 museums that depict Mason County's history. Historic White Pine Village opened in 1976 with only 11 buildings, one of which was the first Mason County Courthouse, built in 1849. Many of the buildings are original and were moved to the village. There's something for everyone, as the exhibits encompass many areas of interest, such as maritime, lumbering, government, farm life, early education, business, health and more. Volunteer gardeners lovingly tend the landscape so visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Enjoy a snack or cone at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor in the Town Hall, where the ice cream is locally made. The quaint Gift Shop offers shirts, books, locally made jam and maple syrup products, old-fashioned wooden toys, Historic White Pine Village memorabilia and CDs by local artists such as the Scottville Clown Band. New in 2015--the Hamlin Lake Cottage which was taken down log by log from its original location at Indian Pete Bayou at Hamlin Lake and reassembled at Historic White Pine Village.

Admission is $9.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 6-17 years, five and under free, or $25.00 per family. Admission to several special events is slightly higher. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, May 2 to October 24, 2015. Historic White Pine Village is also open 10am-6pm on Sundays June 1 through September 1, 2015. Located two miles south, then one and one-half miles west of Ludington.

Here's a list of the 2015 monthly events at Historic White Pine Village.

New in 2015 is "Crafternoons" every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm in the new Artisan Center.

Spring History in Action Days for school groups May 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Civil War Day May 9.

Mason County Day & Ice Cream Social June 14.
Mason County Sports Hall of Fame- Unveiling of 2015 Inductees June 20.
Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Match & Mariners Appreciation Day June 28.

Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Tournament (4 teams) July 11.
Children's Day July 18.
Vintage Auto Show July 25.

Music Festival, Corn Roast, Scottville Clown Band/Pentwater Civic Band Concert August 4.
Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Match August 16.
Country Kids Day, August 20.
Lumber Day (Lumberjack Brunch, Old Time Base Ball Match) August 29.

Fall History in Action Days September 24.

Fall History in Action Days October 1, 8 and 15.
Autumn Day October 10.
Haunted Village October 24.

Historic White Pine Village
1687 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 843-4808

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