Harbor Beach nods to it's history and moves forward to the future with near continuous additions and improvements to the city, it's infrastructure, and amenities.
Below you will see some of the cultural and historical attractions of the city as well as highlights of nearby communities.
Harbor Beach has many outdoor recreation possiblities, if you'd like to see those, click the button below.
Harbor Beach has several museums, including the home and office of former Supreme Court Justice, US Attorney General, Michigan Governor, Mayor of Detroit, and Governor General of the Philippine Islands, Frank Murphy.
The Murphy Museum grounds are used for several events each year and house our Farmers Market weekly throughout the summer.
A "sparkplug lighthouse" located at the end of the north breakwall entrance to the harbor of refuge on Lake Huron.
The Harbor Beach Lighthouse Preservation Society (HBLPS) was formed in 1984 and restoration is ongoing. The lighthouse has been waterproofed, ventilated, and its floors, interior walls, and windows restored to original appearance.
Harbor Beach has a beautiful, historic theater. Though it's mostly used to show movies these days, it also hosts special events and performances throughout the year.
The Community House & Public Library are housed in the same facility and provide event spaces, meeting rooms, and much more!
Throughout the City of Harbor Beach you'll notice placards like the one above.
Each stop on the history walking tour highlights the history of a certain area, person, industry, or other historical highlight of the city.
Step through time into Grice House, which has been furnished entirely by donated items from numerous area families to depict life in this part of Michigan in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This project will be starting in 2018 and involves the restoration of historic buildings and pier on Pack Street in Harbor Beach.
Bad Axe is the county seat for Huron County and is home to the most shopping and dining options in the area. Many of our largest employers are also located in Bad Axe.
If you live in Huron County, you'll become well aquanted with Bad Axe.
Port Hope is just 7 miles north of Harbor Beach on M25. It's a small, charming town also located on Lake Huron.
Located on Lake Huron, between Huron City and Port Austin, you'll find the newly renovated harbor in Grindstone City. You'll also find campgrounds, parks, restaurants, an art gallery, and one of the most famous ice cream joints around!
This ghost town had its start as a lumber town in 1854 founded by Langdon Hubbard. His descendants are keeping the history alive caring for the buildings and the things he left behind through the William Lyon Phelps Foundation.