• 800-513-6424
Back to listing

Historic White Pine Village

Visit Website
Address
1687 S. Lakeshore Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
United States
Regions: Northern Michigan
Phone
231.843.4808 x103
(map loads here)
view map
Bring your groups to rediscover small-town Michigan life in the late 1800s and beyond. Historic White Pine Village is a fascinating community of 30 historical museums on landscaped grounds.
Expand All
Contact
Rebecca Berringer
Executive Director
Description
Info

Historic White Pine Village offers a living-history, family-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: 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 buildings contain thousands of authentic artifacts and archives depicting the rich lumbering and agricultural history of its area. Thousands of area school children, families, individual visitors, and residents tour the Village annually. Historic White Pine Village is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm from early May through October.

Services

Historic White Pine Village is a quaint village that offers guided tours by appointment. In our Pere Marquette Town Hall visitors can purchase locally made ice cream, popcorn, and other various snacks and drinks. First person interpreters are on site from 11:00 - 3:00 pm daily, additional times can be scheduled in advance.

Hours (May - October)

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last admission entrance is at 3:30 pm

Area Attractions:

  • Waterfront Sculpture Park________________________6 minutes

  • SS Badger___________________________________6 minutes

  • Port of Ludington Maritime Museum ________________ 8 minutes

  • Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse______________ 8 minutes

  • Stearns Beach Ludington_________________________8 minutes

  • Ludington State Park/Big Sable Lighthouse____________15 minutes

  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes__________________________20 minutes

  • Country Dairy________________________________30 minutes

  • Holland - Home of the Tulip Festival________________90 minutes

  • Traverse City - Home of the Cherry Festival____________90 minutes

  • Mackinaw - Home of the Lilac Festival_______________2 1/2 hours


Mason County Cultural Trail Systems

  • Agricultural Trail

  • Barn Quilt Trail

  • Lumber Heritage Trail

  • Music Heritage Trail

  • Sculpture Trail

  • Maritime Heritage Trail


Dining in Ludington

  • House of Flavors

  • Scotty's Restaurant

  • PM Steamers

  • Luciano's


Lodging in Ludington

 

 
Photos
Amenities & Services
Amenity 1
Video

2018 Pioneer Christmas

The 2019 "A White Pine Christmas" will be held on December 13th & 14th