History and Culture

Soak in some culture while visiting the Charlevoix area. Whether your interested in learning more about the mushroom houses, Castle Farms, or exploring Ernest Hemingway's old stomping grounds, there's something for everyone. Within walking distance of downtown Charlevoix, the Charlevoix Cultural Corridor is comprised of arts, architectural, and educational attractions. Check out the local art scene, take a class, walk through history, or read a book. Whether visiting with a group, planning a family outing, or escaping with friends, there's plenty to see and do. 

Ironton Ferry

  • 9800 Ferry Rd, East Jordan
  • 231-308-3727
Ride the ferry!

Depot Beach

  • 307 Chicago Ave., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3253
Map The historic train depot now functions as a museum and garden area frames this beach on Lake Charlevoix.

Castle Farms

  • 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix
  • 231-237-0884
Map A castle in Northern Michigan? You bet!
         

Ernest Hemingway

  • 109 Mason, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-2101
Famous American author, Ernest Hemingway, spent his summers in Horton Bay.

Museum at Harsha House

  • 103 State St., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-0373
Map Museum featuring 3 period rooms, 10,000 Charlevoix historic photos, and local historic artifacts.
 

Horton Bay General Store

  • 05115 Boyne City Rd, Horton Bay
  • 231-582-7827
Visit Ernest Hemingway's old stomping grounds.
 

Greensky Hill Church

  • 8484 Green Sky Hill Rd, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-5009
Located east of Charlevoix, Michigan at the junction of U.S. 31 and CR 630. On March 16, 1972, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The church has been preserved with all of the original woodwork and can only seat about 50 people.

Earl Young Mushroom Houses

  • 109 Mason St, Charlevoix
  • 231-547-2101
See the creativity in these unique mushroom looking homes, hotels and restaurant.
 

Charlevoix Public Library

  • 220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-2651
Map With many events and programs, beautiful architecture and large selection the library is a community gem.
       

South Pier Lighthouse

  • 231-547-2010
The iconic Charlevoix Lighthouse overlooking Lake Michigan