The Mason County Historical Society

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Tour Options

If you are planning a group tour to Mason County, we encourage you to include the Historic White Pine Village and the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum in your plans. The Society is happy to work with group tour companies to make their visit to Mason County memorable. We’re also able to accommodate family reunions and other large groups of 25 or more.

 

For more details, contact our executive director, Rebecca Berringer.

Reservations need to be made in advance. See below for rates and a reservation form.

Village Tours

Historic White Pine Village offers a living-history, friendly, fun-filled tour of a late 19th – early 20th century pioneer village. The Village boasts 30 historic exhibit buildings, including the original 1849 Mason County Courthouse (on the State 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 as they interact with visitors in the persona of historical characters and recreate actual personages from Mason County. The buildings contain thousands of authentic artifacts and archives depicting the rich lumbering and agricultural history of its area.

Cost: $13.00 per person

Historic White Pine Village Combo Tour & Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

Spend the day exploring the maritime, lumbering, and agricultural industries of Mason County. Stroll through Historic White Pine Village and learn how the early settlers lived and worked. At the Village docents will share the rich lumbering and agricultural history that brought many to the area when “Pine was King.” After spending two hours at the Village break for lunch and then join us at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum for a digitally interactive experience that will bring to life the rich maritime history of Mason County and the greater West Michigan area.

Cost $23.00 per person

Society Museums and Research Center Combo Lunch Tour - Coming September 2022

Spend the day exploring the maritime, lumbering, and agricultural industries of Mason County. Stroll through Historic White Pine Village and learn how the early settlers lived and worked. At the Village docents will share the rich lumbering and agricultural history that brought many to the area when “Pine was King.” After spending two hours at the Village break for lunch at the Mason County Research Center. While enjoying lunch guests will be able to take in several key exhibits that highlight some of our most treasured pieces of Mason County history. Then join us at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum for a digitally interactive experience that will bring to life the rich maritime history of Mason County and the greater West Michigan area. This is a full-day tour (6 hrs)- the time allotted is as follows: Village 2 hours, Research Center Lunch 1.5, Maritime Museums 2 hours, total travel time between sites 30 minutes.

Cost: $40.00 per person