Onboard the S.S. City of Milwaukee!

Wouldn't it be exciting to discover, experience, and stay at bed and breakfast, hotel or motel that is a bit out of the ordinary?
Make your visit to Manistee, Michigan truly unique with an overnight bed and breakfast stay
aboard the historic car ferry S.S. City of Milwaukee. The 360’ long ship was built in 1930
to transport passengers and rail traffic across Lake Michigan.


Please explore our features below.

 S.S. City of Milwaukee<br>Guided Tour

S.S. City of Milwaukee
Guided Tour

Take a 50-minute guided tour to learn about all six decks, including the engine room, car deck, cabins & staterooms, the captain's quarters and the pilot house. Some climbing required (ladders and handrails).
USCGC Acacia<br>Self-guided Tour

Manistee's GHOST SHIP

Every fall, the S.S. City of Milwaukee transforms into a frightening GHOST SHIP. Visitors explore all five decks full of thrills, scares and ghostly beings. Check out for more information.

USCGC Acacia
Self-guided Tour

Add this self-guided tour and learn about the Coast Guard Cutter Acacia, a 180' buoy tender that represents another facet of Great Lakes history. Her main duties included maintenance of multiple navigational aids, search and rescue operations and icebreaking assistance.
Manistee's GHOST SHIP


We are pleased to announce we will be holding a raffle this year that promises to be our biggest ever! Tickets are available now. The drawing will be held November 15. Tickets will be $5 each, or 5 for $20.