Museums in Muskegon County


Grave Site/Captain Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker was "The Man with the Branded Hand" and became a national hero in 1844 when he was tried and sentenced as a slave stealer after an attempt to help runaway slaves find freedom.  He was branded with the letters SS for "Slave Stealer".

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USS Silversides Submarine Museum
This museum includes exhibits and displays focusing on the USS Silversides, World War II, the Pearl Harbor attack, submarines, the Cold War, marine technology, and Great Lakes shipping. Tour the inside of a highly decorated World War II submarine! 

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Holton Historical Society Museum
Holton Historical Society was founded to preserve and share the history of Holton and the surrounding areas.

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Lakeshore Museum Center

The Lakeshore Museum Center is a wonderful destination dedicated to telling the rich history of Muskegon County.

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USS LST 393 Veterans Museum

Walk where heroes walked! Discover the LST 393's outstanding wartime record as you tour a nationally renowned veterans museum with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

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Milwaukee Clipper
From 1941 until 1970 the Milwaukee Clipper carried untold thousands of passengers and automobiles between Muskegon and Milwaukee.  The Great Lakes CLIPPER Preservation Association was formed, dedicated to preserving the now legendary steamer.

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James Jackson African American Museum
Dedicated to honoring the history and accomplishments of African Americans.

Muskegon Heritage Museum
Explore Muskegon's Industrial Past.

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Muskegon Museum of Art

Inspire yourself by touring the Muskegon Museum of Art, offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions, stimulating learning and creativity.

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White River Light Station Museum
Built in 1875 by Captain William Robinson, the White River Light Station now serves as a physical reminder of the rich nautical history of Michigan.

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