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Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Downtown Grand Haven Walking Tour

Take this hour-long tour to gain a deeper understanding of the people and businesses that shaped Grand Haven. It starts at the former train depot on Harbor Ave. and culminates at Central Park.

  • 1.

    Fortino's

    Fortino's

    The longest surviving family-run business in Grand Haven.

  • 2.

    Peoples Bank

    Peoples Bank

    Currently the location of Chase Bank, this was the original site of the Peoples Bank.

  • 3.

    Ottawa County Courthouse/Central Park

    Ottawa County Courthouse/Central Park

    Three of the city's courthouses have stood on this site opposite the park.

  • 4.

    Cutler House Hotel

    Cutler House Hotel

    Now the Oakes Insurance Agency, this building was originally the Cutler House Hotel.

  • 5.

    Story & Clark

    Story & Clark

    This is the locatiion of the Story & Clark Piano Factory.

  • 6.

    The Kirby House

    The Kirby House

    This location is significant to Grand Haven history since its founding in 1834.

  • 7.

    Grand Trunk Depot

    Grand Trunk Depot

    Originally the Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad, Grand Haven Station

  • 8.

    W.C. Sheldon House

    W.C. Sheldon House

    This is the oldest house still standing on Washington Ave., west of the city's courthouse.

  • 9.

    Akeley Building

    Akeley Building

    The current home of the Tri-Cities Historical Museum.

  • 10.

    First Reformed Church

    First Reformed Church

    Several churches have been built on this same corner during First Reformed Church's history.

  • 11.

    The Armory

    The Armory

    The original Armory was built on this spot in 1870.

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