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Event Series Event Series: Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours

August 19, 2022

Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to exploreMuskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present!

Turn of the Century Tour: Take a look at turn-of-the-century Muskegon as we discuss how the city changed after lumbering came to an end, and what businesses replaced it. This tour will also discuss what life was like for the average Muskegonite. This tour pairs nicely with the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Dressing the Abbey exhibit.

Historic Walking Tour: Learn about the past and current uses and occupants of many of Muskegon’s historic businesses and residences. Learn about the McCrackenBuilding, the story of Charles Hackley’s father, what life was like for the Spaniola family running a market on Western Avenue, and other interesting stories about historic downtown Muskegon.

Turn of the Century Tours will take place 10-11:30 AM and Historic Tours will take place 2-3:30 PM on the following dates:

June 17 and 21

July 1, 5, 12, 22, and 26

August 5, 9, 19, and 23

September 2

Tickets are $13 for members of the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Museum of Art. They can be purchased at the Museum Store or online at:

Turn of the Century Tour:

Historic Tour:

Tours will start and end at the Muskegon Museum of History & Science at 430 W. ClayAve.

Looking for a different date? Groups of 6 or more may contact the museum to schedule an alternate date/time, subject to availability. Call 231-724-5543.

Weather Policy: This is a rain or shine tour. In case of inclement weather, museum staff will determine whether or not it is safe to proceed. Tickets will be refunded in the case of a museum cancellation.


August 19, 2022
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Muskegon Museum of History and Science
430 W. Clay Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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