Explore the historic Riverfront District of Grand Haven!
The City of Grand Haven’s Historic Conservation District Commission invites you to take a step back in time as you explore the Riverfront District.
Along your journey you will become acquainted with the area bound on the south by Jackson Street and Harbor Drive, on the north by the Grand River and the south channel, on the east by Second Street, and on the west by the end of the south pier head. Many of the railroad and shipping associated industries were located in this district.
Today, the district contains many of today’s municipal parks, retail shops, Waterfront Stadium, the Musical Fountain and the boardwalk. Locals and visitors come in droves to Grand Haven to enjoy a host of events and activities held along the waterfront throughout the year, but summer is certainly peak season. The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival has been an event held on the waterfront since 1924 (escalating in 1937). The City of Grand Haven was named Coast Guard City, USA in 1998.
This self-guided walking tour can begin at any point on the map. Parking and public restrooms are designated on the map.
Historic Riverfront District – Self Guided Walking Tour