Just a few miles south of Ludington, Michigan is a unique 19th century style historic village that makes visitors feel as though they are stepping back in time. The entire village sits upon 23 acres of land near Lake Michigan and its secluded location makes visitors feel as though they are experiencing the past.
With over 30 original buildings, guests explore the village while interacting with reenactments and live demonstrators. The museum elaborates on the past of Mason County, Michigan. Even the old Mason County Courthouse is on site and was constructed in 1849. Also on the property are gardens, ball fields, a chapel, doctors office, homes, blacksmith shop, a hardware and so much more!
Sit down and play a game of checkers! This whole musuem is very unique compared to most other musuems because it is very intereactive. It almost feels like you have really traveled back to a historical period in Michigan. A turn of the century feel for the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Take a seat at the old school house or try some ice cream in the parlor. Grab a camera and take some photos!
And the best part of all is that it is easily accessible from Ludington or a short drive to nearby Lake Michigan. If you are in the area, also be sure to check out Ludington State Park at https://adventureswithvioletsky.com/2020/08/04/ludington-state-park/.
It takes at least two hours to explore the whole community. The park is generally open May through October. Watch the calendar for fun seasonal events hosted at the park. Visit https://historicwhitepinevillage.org/ for more information about the park.
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