While you're visiting us, we encourage you to explore our Village and the rich history it has to offer!
The Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum is a collection of more than a dozen historic buildings located on ten acres of the original Dr. Joseph Loop estate. The Sanilac County Historical Society invites you to step back in time as you wander through the beautiful gardens and the Victorian, Edwardian, and vintage exhibits that are featured on the property. You can find marine shipwreck items, military memorabilia and Native American artifacts as well. You can schedule a tour of the property or book tickets to the Barn Theatre to attend a live show.
If heavy clouds hover over the horizon threatening a storm to come, no matter how dark it gets, the Port Sanilac Lighthouse will guide anyone out on the lake to shore. It’s been that way since 1886. Newly renovated, the Lighthouse now serves as a private residence. However, the Historical Museum does organize tours throughout the summer.
Port Sanilac is home to the Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve. This marine museum is home to a number of historical shipwrecks, including the Regina, a 250 foot steel package freighter that sank in the a fierce gale in 1913. The vessel was discovered in 1986. Diving charters are available from Port Sanilac Harbor. Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve offers some of the most exciting shipwreck diving in Michigan within a 163 square mile area in Lake Huron. The Regina and some of it’s cargo rests in 80 feet of water, with the ship rising 25 feet from the bottom.
Golfing, camping and kayaking are other great ways to enjoy the outdoors in Port Sanilac. Kayak the Harbor or venture out of the Harbor for a vast view of Lake Huron. Huron Shores Golf Course is a just a few miles North of town but it is home to beautiful yet challenging 18-hole course.