In the 1820’s and 1830s, when early fur traders came upon our neck of the woods, they couldn’t have imagined that this area would become a railroad hub, a commercial and industrial center, or even that we’d become known as the festival capital of Northern Indiana. Much in the same spirit, Michigan City continues to provide a gateway to relaxation and excitement, reinforcing quality of life and exemplifying the special place that Michigan City truly is.
The hard-working ethic of our diverse workforce is an example of a heritage that dates back almost 200 years – and that shows in the diversity of the culture, history and art in Michigan City.
Old Lighthouse Museum
The Old Lighthouse Museum was restored by the Michigan City Historical Society for the preservation of Michigan City’s nautical history.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts serves as a showcase for contemporary art with new exhibits every month.
Barker Mansion & Civic Center
The Barker Mansion serves as a tribute to the philanthropy of the Barker family. It features original rare woods and furniture, impressive collections of books and paintings, and a third-story ballroom where the Barker family entertained in royal fashion.
La Porte County Historical Museum
The museum holds thousands of La Porte County historical documents.