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Michigan’s ThumbCoast has a rich heritage to explore for the entire family supporting our communities and museums. Learn the history of past generations and discover maritime heritage, the story of ice cultivation and the history of the automobile and boat industry.

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Algonac-Clay Log House

4710 Pointe Tremble Rd.
Algonac, MI 48001 US

Phone: (810) 794-9015
Region: Clay / Algonac
Website

Authentic hand-hewn 1800's log cabin Clay Historic Site.
Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society Museum

3058 S. Channel Dr.
Harsens Island, MI 48028 US

Phone: (248) 388-0465
Region: Clay / Algonac
Website

Unique historical artifacts that represent the diverse cultural composition of the St. Clair River Delta.
Algonac-Clay Community Museum

1240 St. Clair River Drive
Algonac, MI 48001 US

Phone: (810) 794-9015
Region: Clay / Algonac
Website

Algonac's nautical contributions are celebrated at the new Algonac-Clay Historical Society Maritime Museum.
Algonac-Clay Maritime Museum

1117 St. Clair River Dr.
Algonac, MI 48001 US

Phone: (810) 794-9015
Region: Clay / Algonac
Website

Maritime history, boat building heritage featuring Chris-Craft, Gar Wood & other local boat builders.
Grice House Museum

864 N. Lakeshore Rd.
Harbor Beach, MI 48441 US

Phone: (989) 479-3363
Region: Harbor Beach
Website

Step back in time at the Grice House Museum in Harbor Beach.
Frank Murphy Museum Harbor Beach

142 S. Huron Ave.
Harbor Beach, MI 48441 US

Phone: (989) 712-0909
Region: Harbor Beach
Website

1870's Victorian Gothic Revival style home with the largest collection of Philippine cultural artifacts in the U.S.
Pride & Heritage Museum

405 S. Main St.
Marine City 48039 US

Phone: (810) 765-5446
Region: Marine City
Website

The museum’s artifact and archival collections bring Marine City’s history and heritage to life.
Lester House | Marine City

406 S. Main St.
Marine City 48039 US

Phone: (810) 765-5912
Region: Marine City
Website

This historical residence, built prior to 1865, was home to Captain David Lester and his family.
Holy Cross Catholic Church

610 S. Water St.
Marine City, MI 48039 US

Phone: (810) 765-3568
Region: Marine City
Website

Built in 1903 in Marine City.
Marine City Historic City Hall

300 Broadway St.
Marine City, MI 48039 US

Phone: (810) 765-8840
Region: Marine City
Website

Historic building with an ongoing restoration project process with beautiful grounds to walk around.
Wills Ste. Claire Auto Museum

2084 Wills St
Marysville, MI 48040 US

Phone: (810) 987-2854
Region: Marysville
Website

The largest collection of Wills autos anywhere in the world!
Marysville Historical Museum

887 E. Huron Blvd.
Marysville, MI 48040 US

Phone: (810) 364-6613
Region: Marysville
Website

Historical Museum that tells the story of Marysville’s past.
Port Austin Historical Society Center

1424 Pte Aux Barques Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 551-5532
Region: Port Austin
Website

The rich history of people, places and events that have taken shape in the area.
Huron County Historical Museums

Pioneer Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 428-4123
Region: Port Austin
Website

Huron County has 18 listed museums, click on the link to see the locations on a map.
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse & Keepers Museum

7320 Lighthouse Road
Port Hope, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 428-3035
Region: Port Austin
Website

Get a great view of the light tower and engage in the vivid history at the Keepers Museum.
Thomas Edison Depot Museum

510 Thomas Edison Pkwy.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 982-0891
Region: Port Huron
Website

Visit this interactive museum on the waterfront for a hands-on experience of Thomas Edison’s inventions/experiments
Port Huron Museums

1115 6th St.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 982-0891
Region: Port Huron
Website

Port Huron Museum has four museum sites to capture the essence and history of the Blue Water Area.
Grand Trunk Caboose

3800 Lapeer Rd.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 987-6600
Region: Port Huron
Website

Port Huron Twp.'s 1951 caboose from the Grand Trunk railroad has been restored to that of a working caboose.
Historical Village at Goodells County Park

8345 County Park Dr.
Goodells, MI 48027 US

Phone: (810) 989-6960
Region: Port Huron
Website

The goal of the village is to preserve local history that was in danger of being lost
Ladies of the Maccabees Building

901 Huron Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Region: Port Huron
Website

Historic building from 1906, Port Huron.
Malane Schoolhouse

3800 Lapeer Rd.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 987-6600
Region: Port Huron
Website

Historic Malane Schoolhouse in Port Huron Township.
Nasr Natural Science Museum | Experience Center at SC4

323 Erie St.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 984-3881
Region: Port Huron
Website

Fossil dig, larger-than-life, interactive hands-on & rotating exhibits at the college campus in Port Huron.
St. Clair County Farm Museum

8310 County Park Dr.
Goodells, MI 48027 US

Phone: (810) 325-1737
Region: Port Huron
Website

Agricultural exhibit & artifacts in Goodells.
Huron Lightship

800 Prospect Place
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 984-9768
Region: Port Huron
Website

Climb aboard the Huron Lightship in Port Huron to see the crew quarters & hear about the ships historical purpose.
Carnegie Center Port Huron Museum

1115 6th St.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 982-0891
Region: Port Huron
Website

Port Huron Museum's main museum built in 1902 & home to 45,000 archival historical items.
Fort Gratiot Light Station

2800 Omar Street
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 982-0891
Region: Port Huron
Website

Michigan's oldest lighthouse, built in 1829 in Port Huron on a public beach with breathtaking views of passing ships.
Knowlton's Ice Museum of North America

317 Grand River Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060 US

Phone: (810) 987-5441
E-Mail Address: knowltonsicemuseum@yahoo.com
Region: Port Huron
Website

Enter into the past when ice was delivered to your door by horse and wagon in Port Huron.
Blue Water Trolley

720 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron 48060 US

Phone: (810) 987-7373
Region: Port Huron
Website

Take a picturesque tour of Port Huron for 10 cents per person visiting 51 locations.
Sanilac County International Harvester Museum

560 N. Goetze Rd.
Port Sanilac, MI 48469 US

Phone: (810) 657-9786
Region: Port Sanilac

International Harvester collection
Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum

228 N. Ridge Rd.
Port Sanilac, MI 48469 US

Phone: (810) 622-9946
Region: Port Sanilac
Website

A collection of 16 historic buildings located on ten acres of the original Dr. Joseph Loop estate.
Red Brick Schoolhouse

696 Meisner Rd.
East China, MI 48054 US

Phone: (810) 765-8879
Region: St. Clair
Website

St. Clair Historical Museum

308 S. 4th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079 US

Phone: (810) 329-6888
Region: St. Clair
Website

Enjoy and engaging experience through displays, artifacts, movies and slide shows
Thumbcoast Heritage Tour

MI US

Take a self-guided Heritage Tour through the history of Michigan's Thumbcoast.
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Algonac's nautical contributions are celebrated at the new Algonac-Clay Historical Society Maritime Museum.

Authentic hand-hewn 1800's log cabin Clay Historic Site.

Maritime history, boat building heritage featuring Chris-Craft, Gar Wood & other local boat builders.

Take a picturesque tour of Port Huron for 10 cents per person visiting 51 locations.

Port Huron Museum's main museum built in 1902 & home to 45,000 archival historical items.

Michigan's oldest lighthouse, built in 1829 in Port Huron on a public beach with breathtaking views of passing ships.

1870's Victorian Gothic Revival style home with the largest collection of Philippine cultural artifacts in the U.S.

Port Huron Twp.'s 1951 caboose from the Grand Trunk railroad has been restored to that of a working caboose.

Step back in time at the Grice House Museum in Harbor Beach.

Unique historical artifacts that represent the diverse cultural composition of the St. Clair River Delta.

The goal of the village is to preserve local history that was in danger of being lost

Built in 1903 in Marine City.

Huron County has 18 listed museums, click on the link to see the locations on a map.

Climb aboard the Huron Lightship in Port Huron to see the crew quarters & hear about the ships historical purpose.

Enter into the past when ice was delivered to your door by horse and wagon in Port Huron.

Historic building from 1906, Port Huron.

This historical residence, built prior to 1865, was home to Captain David Lester and his family.

Historic Malane Schoolhouse in Port Huron Township.

Historic building with an ongoing restoration project process with beautiful grounds to walk around.

Historical Museum that tells the story of Marysville’s past.

Fossil dig, larger-than-life, interactive hands-on & rotating exhibits at the college campus in Port Huron.

Get a great view of the light tower and engage in the vivid history at the Keepers Museum.

The rich history of people, places and events that have taken shape in the area.

Port Huron Museum has four museum sites to capture the essence and history of the Blue Water Area.

The museum’s artifact and archival collections bring Marine City’s history and heritage to life.


A collection of 16 historic buildings located on ten acres of the original Dr. Joseph Loop estate.

International Harvester collection

Agricultural exhibit & artifacts in Goodells.

Enjoy and engaging experience through displays, artifacts, movies and slide shows

Visit this interactive museum on the waterfront for a hands-on experience of Thomas Edison’s inventions/experiments

Take a self-guided Heritage Tour through the history of Michigan's Thumbcoast.

The largest collection of Wills autos anywhere in the world!
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