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!

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.

Earl Young Mushroom Houses

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

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.
 

Raven Hill Discovery Center

  • 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan
  • 231-536-3369
Map Family friendly fun discovering science, art and nature.
   

Harsha House Museum

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

Beaver Island

  • 26215 Main St, Beaver Island
  • 231-448-2505
Map A serene and beautiful island set 32 miles off the coast of Charlevoix in Lake Michigan. Beaver Island makes for great outdoor activity.
 

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.
       

World's Largest Cherry Pie

Check out the world's largest cherry pie from Charlevoix!