Michigan’s Heritage Park

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

Outdoor Adventure through History

Hands-on experiences await visitors along the paved trail of this outdoor history museum. Become a paleontologist and help us unearth our mastodon at the dig site. Experience daily life in a Native American Wigwam Village (1650), 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. Discover what it took to put dinner on the table in the Farmhouse (1900) and learn what the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933) did in Michigan.


Operating Hours May & October

Monday – Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. (last ticket sold at 2:15)

Operating Hours June – September

Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. (last ticket sold at 3:45)


Hours & Admission Info

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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Michigan’s Heritage Park is handicap accessible.