The story of the upper Thumb is being told by the Port Hope Area Historical Society. It’s a story that begins before the Civil War era. It’s about lumbering, Lake Huron, farming and commerce – and the people who raised families and made lives in this beautiful, often-challenging, incredibly rewarding environment. Please join us.

Find us!
Visit the Port Hope Depot

Traveling to the Michigan Thumb? You’ll find Port Hope along the eastern side right on Lake Huron. Easy to get to, you’re always welcome to visit and if you can make it while one of our volunteers is on site, we’ll show you all there is to see. Check here for more about Port Hope and activities around Michigan’s Thumb.

Port Hope Area Historical Society
8016 Portland Ave.,
Port Hope, MI 48468
Phone: 989-428-4831