This Father’s Day, the Muskegon Historic Sites of the Lakeshore Museum Center are extending a special invitation to all dads.

Celebrate Father’s Day with an entertaining afternoon at the Historic Sites on June 16, 2024, from 1-4 p.m. Admission is complimentary for all dads residing in Muskegon County. The tour encompasses the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Scolnik House of the Depression Era, and the Fire Barn Museum.

Dive into the history of Muskegon with a visit to the Hackley & Hume Historic Sites, erected by the city's lumber barons, Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume. Explore the Hackley House, meticulously restored to its 1890s grandeur, showcasing the lifestyle of one of Muskegon's most notable figures. The Hume House provides a glimpse into the domestic life of a family in the 1920s, following the lumbering boom.

The Fire Barn Museum commemorates Charles Hackley’s philanthropic contribution to Muskegon—a fully staffed fire station established in 1875 in response to the city's catastrophic fires in the early 1870s. This museum honors the valor of Muskegon County's firefighters throughout history.

Experience the resilience of Muskegon County families during the Great Depression, a period marked by profound economic hardship, which stands as the backdrop for the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.

Free parking is available for tour attendees on Webster Ave. and 6th Street. Tours begin at the ‘City Barn’ (carriage house) located within the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, departing every 20 minutes starting at 1 p.m., with the final tour commencing at 4 p.m.

While dads enjoy free admission, ticket prices for other guests are as follows: $15 for adults (ages 12 and older), $12 for seniors, and $5 for children aged 2-12. No prior registration is needed—tickets can be purchased upon arrival.

For more information about the Hackley and Hume Historic Sites or their upcoming events, call (231) 722-7578 or visit our website.