Photo by Luke Southern on

Manistee's Ghost Ship

Fridays & Saturdays Each October

One notable highlight of the Halloween season in Manistee is the popular Ghost Ship, otherwise known throughout the year as the S.S. City of Milwaukee, docked off Arthur Street in Manistee.

The Ghost Ship is held on Friday and Saturday nights throughout October. Thousands visit the Ghost Ship, which has been transformed into a ghoulish and frightening haunted attraction.

Navigating the steep stairways deep into the Ghost Ship is challenging enough- having people jump out of the darkness is definitely a scary and heart-stopping experience!

T.J.'s Pub
The Painted Lady

Ghouls, vampires, and zombies await your arrival this October on Manistee’s Ghost Ship. It’s a treat you will never forget!

Attendees are scared by a ghoul inside the ghost ship. | Photo by Manistee Ghost Ship.

Ghost Ship Hours & Rates

The Ghost Ship is generally open from 7:30pm-10:30pm every Friday and Saturday throughout October. Cost to enter is typically $12 for ages 13 & up, $10 for those age 7-12; and 6 & under enter free. The Ghost Ship is not recommended for those age 7 and under. Repeat visits in the same evening are $5.

North Channel Brewing Co.
North Country Cafe

About the S.S. City of Milwaukee

If you wonder what happens to the S.S. City of Milwaukee when it’s not being used as the Ghost Ship, read more about the happenings aboard the S.S. City of Milwaukee Ship throughout the year. 

Directions to Manistee’s Ghost Ship

Even if you’re from out of town it’s worth it to take a road trip to Manistee to enjoy the Ghost Ship, it’s worth the drive! You’ll find the Ghost Ship located at 99 Arthur Street, just take US-31 into town and you’ll see it docked to the right on Manistee Lake, just after the bridge.

Experience Manistee

Hamlin Lake is a beautiful 5,000 acre water paradise just north of Ludington in West Michigan! Read the stories below or go to the Hamlin Lake destination page.

For more information on the Manistee Ghost Ship, please contact:

S.S. City of Milwaukee  

99 Arthur St., Manistee, MI,  49660

(231) 723-3587

Current Events in West Michigan

Advertisement – Please scroll below for more information.

West Michigan Activities & Attractions

Scottville Clown Band

The colorful attire and crazy antics of the Scottville Clown Band amuse people, but they also have extraordinary musical talent.

The Pentwater River

The Pentwater River provides opportunities to experience a paddle sport for the first time or take on a challenge for those more experienced.

Manistee’s Riverwalk

The Manistee Riverwalk follows the Manistee River from Jones Street, under the US-31 bridge, behind downtown, and ends at First Street beach.

Silver Lake State Park

The Silver Lake State Park is 3,000 acres and is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, offering boating, fishing, swimming, & ORV.