Michigan’s Heritage Park

Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing is a perfect family activity, promising an outdoor adventure for all ages. Your tour will take you through 10,000 years of Michigan History in a natural woodland setting near Whitehall in northern Muskegon County. “Make and Take” vintage crafts are part of the experience!


June – September 2016: Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Open Sunday, 1pm to 4pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

October 2016: Open Monday – Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Location & Directions

Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing
8637 N. Durham Rd., Whitehall, MI

US 31, Exit 128. Left off the exit to the Comfort Inn, the park is just beyond the hotel at 8637 N. Durham Road. From Colby Street – east over US 31 to North Durham Road.

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Outdoor Adventure through History

Hands-on experiences await you along the trail of Michigan’s history! Become a paleontologist and help us unearth our mastodon at the dig site. Experience daily life in a Native American Wigwam Village (1650), including a Pow Wow. Interact with a fur trader (1760) stocking his shelves in the Fur Trade Post and participate in the trade. In the Settlers Cabin (1830), learn about the life of early settlers and help with daily chores. Visit with Civil War Soldiers (1861 to 1865) in their winter camp and hear about the dangers in camp. Stretch out on a bunk in the Lumber Shanty (1880) and learn what “small game in the bunk” means. Find out what it took to put dinner on the table in the Farmhouse (1900) and learn what the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933) did in Michigan.

Special Events & Programs

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Michigan’s Heritage Park is handicap accessible.