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. Be sure to see 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.
Spring & Fall days & hours are 10am-5pm, Thursday-Saturday, May 5-28 and September 6-October 15, 2016. Summer hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday, May 31-September 5, 2016. Located two miles south, then one and one-half miles west of Ludington.
Here's a list of the 2016 monthly events at Historic White Pine Village:
5 - Opening Day; Volunteer Appreciation Day.
12, 19, 26 - Spring History in Action Days.
2 - Spring History in Action Days.
11 - 40th Anniversary Mason County Day & Ice Cream Social, Ludington Mariners Open House, Craft Show, Vintage Car Show.
18 - Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Induction.
23 - Country Kids Day and Ludington Mariners Old Time Baseball Tournament.
2 - Corn Roast/Bluegrass Festival.
25 - Children's Day.
24 - Lumber Day.
29 - Fall History in Action Days.
6 & 13 - Fall History in Action Days.
15 - Closes for the Season.
22 - Haunted Village.
Historic White Pine Village
1687 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Ludington, MI 49431