Muskegon County has a rich history and inviting lakeshore culture waiting for you to discover. Our “Lumber Queen” roots have built an engaging community full of tradition and future vision.
Walk back in time while touring the homes of Muskegon's most famous lumber baron, Charles H. Hackley, and his business partner, Thomas Hume at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site. The site envelops the visitor in a unique living space, bringing late 19th century craftsmanship to life. The Lakeshore Museum Center offers several historic experiences including the Fire Barn, Scolnik Depression House, as well as changing and permanent exhibits. The Muskegon Heritage Museum shows the economic, industrial and social history of the greater Muskegon area.
Enjoy the work of world-renowned artists and performers right here in Muskegon County! We boast venues including the Muskegon Museum of Art (celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2012!), Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, West Michigan Symphony, Muskegon Civic Theatre, and the Howmet Playhouse, plus annual cultural festivals.
Our extensive lakeshore history includes historic ships, lighthouses and much more. You can tour two lighthouses and a unique collection of ships, including a World War II submarine and a Great Lakes cruise ship. Every visit should include culture and history, which can be brought to life at The USS Silversides Submarine Museum, the LST393 Veteran’s Museum, and the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper.