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General Tour Information

Reservations need to be made in advance. See below for rates and a reservation form. At the village we offer the following tours: History in Action Days, One Room Schoolhouse Tours, and our Light Lunch Tour.

History in Action Days and the One Room Schoolhouse Tours are each $6 for students and chaperones while teachers are free.

History In Action

History In Action Days

Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience.  History in Action Days are educational and fun-filled days, providing students with a chance to encounter our pioneer past.  Visitors may meet a blacksmith as he fires up his forge, view cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, glimpse historic good being sold in the old General Store, watch candles being made, learn about earlier medical remedies in the Doctor’s office, climb aboard an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, and behold a sawmill cutting logs into lumber.  Mini-school sessions are held throughout the day in an authentic 1898, One Room School.  Students and their chaperones have an opportunity to talk with interpreters at most of the 30 sites as they share their own insight into village life.

Spring HIA Days: Thursdays, May 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th

Fall HIA Days: Thursdays October 3rd, 10th, & 17th

Admission Fees - Students & Chaperones: $6, Teachers: Free

Email to make a reservation for your group or call 231-843-4808

One Room Schoolhouse

One Room Schoolhouse Tours

Each spring we have hundreds of students attend our One Room School Experience. The One Room School Experience provides an actual day of school for individual classrooms in our Marchido School, which is an original one-room school from Mason County, built in 1895. Students attending actually study lessons, read from the McGuffey’s Reader and experience recess, as it would have happened over one hundred years ago. We provide an abundance of materials and support, as well as an on-site assistant, and the teacher is free to cater the program to their classroom. We also provide a short artisan demonstration and a partial tour of the village. Students normally arrive around 10:00 A.M., and leave at 2:30 P.M.. Scheduling for these days is done on an individual classroom basis, so please call for details.

Admission Fees – Students & Chaperones: $6, Teachers: Free

Email to make a reservation for your group or call 231-843-4808

Self-Guided Tour


Group Tours

Group pricing and tours are available for organizations wishing to bring a group of 15 or more to the museum, such as:
Tour Companies
Bus tours
Retirement communities
Scout groups
After-school programs
Links for more information located immediately below:

Group Tour Reservation Form

For more information please contact Rebecca Berringer at 231-843-4808 ex.103

Light Lunch Group Tour

The Mason County Historical Society at Historic White Pine Village would like to welcome groups to travel to our village for a very enjoyable tour of  30 historic exhibit buildings, including the original 1849 Mason County Courthouse (on the National Register of Historic Places ) and an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, tender car, and flat car loaded with logs and headed toward the Village’s working sawmill.  Visitors come face-to-face with early settlers: first-person interpreters with scripts carefully prepared by staff and historians, they interact and improvise with visitors in the persona of historical characters and recreate actual personages from Mason County. The package also includes a delicious light lunch, which will be served in our Town Hall.

Light Lunch Group Tour Form


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Below are a couple of geo-caches located in Mason County. We hope these caches will  inspire a deeper appreciation for the region’s rich maritime & lumbering history. Have fun and happy hunting!

The Abbie” and “Sport Fishing Sculpture” by Doug Coldwell are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0