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Historic White Pine Village

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1687 S. Lakeshore Srive
Ludington, MI 49431
United States
Regions: Northern Michigan
231.843.4808 x103
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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.
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Rebecca Berringer
Executive Director

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 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.


Each Summer Historic White Pine Village hosts Living History Days that feature special guests, entertainment, and on-site demonstrations. Experience a historic sawmill, weaving, candle-dipping, and butter-churning.  Call for dates.

Hours (May - October)

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

Last admission entrance is at 3:30 pm

Combo tickets available - includes Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

Area Attractions:


  • 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

  • Luciano's

Lodging in Ludington



2018 Pioneer Christmas

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

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