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. 

South Pier Lighthouse

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

Ernest Hemingway

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

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.

Ironton Ferry

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

Raven Hill Discovery Center

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

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.

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.
 

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.
 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts

  • 109 Clinton St., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-3554
Map A nod to Charlevoix's culture past of the late 1800's, when many small communities boasted at least a theater or an opera house. Since 2008, Circle of Arts has presented exhibits, opera, performing arts, art classes, and workshops for all ages.