Muskegon Area Attractions
Video of the Muskegon Area
Silversides (SS 236)
Channel, Muskegon Lake-Lake Michigan, Fulton and Bluff Streets
In the conflict against Japan in World War II, the role and importance of the submarine forces of the United States cannot be overestimated. American submarines sank more than 600,000 tons of enemy warships and more than 5,000,000 tons of merchant shipping, thus destroying much of Japan's ocean commerce. This was accomplished by a force that never numbered more than two percent of naval personnel engaged in the war. The American submarine war against Japan created a blockade that denied her the oil, iron ore, food, and other raw materials she needed to continue to fight. By 1945 this submarine war made it impossible for any Japanese ship to sail the ocean. Without this commerce and the raw materials it supplied to her war effort, Japan found it impossible to continue the war outside of the homeland. No other WWII submarine remains that sank more ships than the USS
S.S. Milwaukee Clipper
Grand Trunk Carferry Dock
The Hackley & Hume Historic Site Muskegon, Michigan
Wednesday - Sunday
May 26 -September 30
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Special Hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas
Tours begin Thanksgiving weekend, Friday & Saturday from 5pm-8pm.
Carriage rides will also be available to those that purchase a tour ticket.
The tours will continue ever Saturday & Sunday through December from noon until 4pm.
$3 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Tours begin in the Carriage barn.
School and special tours by appointment April through mid-December
Located near downtown Muskegon
At the corner of Sixth St and Webster (Business Route US 31 South)
Parking is available on Sixth St.
Admission is $3 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.