Pump House Museum

2282 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424

The Pump House is the last surviving structure of the splendid Hotel Ottawa Complex. It was built in 1901 as an Edison Electric Power Plant to provide lighting for the hotel and grounds.  After the hotel burned in 1923, an existing pump was relocated to the building to provide water to the cottages at Ottawa Beach. Thereafter the building became known as the Pump House.  In the 1980s public water came to Ottawa Beach, and the building was no longer needed. Over the ensuing decades it fell into disrepair.

This exhibit explores the history of the Harbor Light as a navigational aid, its important role in the development of Holland as a commercial port, and its transition to a cultural icon, now one of Michigan's most recognized and photographed lighthouses.

$3 Adults

$1 Students