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. 

Ernest Hemingway

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

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.

Horton Bay General Store

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

World's Largest Cherry Pie

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

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.
 

Earl Young Mushroom Houses

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

Castle Farms

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

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.
 

South Pier Lighthouse

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

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.