Group Visits

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum welcomes over 200 group visits seasonally. A great variety of visiting groups come to Whitefish Point, including:

  • Senior motorcoach tours
  • Student group tours
  • Alumni groups
  • Family groups

Visitors gain access to Lake Superior’s shore via a barrier-free access boardwalk. The beautiful rocky beach is great for agate hunting or a peaceful stroll. End your visit by stopping in the best museum store in the Midwest featuring maritime art, limited edition prints, fine apparel, unique nauticals and hundreds of items for the entire family.

Whitefish Point is a modern two-lane paved blacktop.  Buses drop passengers in the main parking lot at the museum, and then proceed 1/8 mile down the road for designated bus parking.

Please schedule your group tour as far in advance as you can; our year-round contact telephone number is 800-635-1742. Thank you for making the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point a part of your Michigan itinerary!

Group Rates

Group Visit Rates  (12 or more guests):

$11.00 adults, $8.50 children 17 and under (children 5 and under are free).
Includes 2 comps for motorcoach/bus driver and group leader/guide!
Please call in advance to set-up your group visit to the Shipwreck Museum.

  • Large clean modern barrier-free restrooms.
  • Museum gallery and boardwalk are wheelchair accessible.
  • Free On-site motorcoach parking.
  • Quality museum store stocked with hundreds of items to enhance your Whitefish Point experience.

Make a day trip out of your visit to Whitefish Point by visiting other sites in the area. Call 800-635-1742 for more information or to book your group visit.

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Group Tours

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Campus is highly popular with motorcoach operators, school groups, church groups, and educators.  Special rates apply to groups of 12 or more.  Reservations for group visits should be made well in advance to ensure proper assistance by museum staff.

In our Motor Lifeboat House, guests can view a 20-minute video which takes visitors to the depths of Lake Superior to discover the wrecksite of the Edmund Fitzgerald. To help with your scheduling, or if you wish more time exploring the site, we can provide the video to be viewed on the coach. Many operators request the video in advance of their visit to show while enroute to Whitefish Point. The escort may also take a copy with them to show after visiting.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum hosts hundreds of students each season from public and private elementary schools and high schools.  Museum docents are trained to attend to students’ needs and answer their questions about Michigan’s Maritime History.

Experienced museum staff can work with teachers to prepare special curriculum lessons to prepare for the visit to Whitefish Point.  Please make sure that you contact the museum well in advance of your scheduled tour date to arrange these lessons.

Pricing for school class trips is the same as for all group tours.