Introduction to Benton Harbor, Michigan
Benton Harbor History
Benton Harbor was initially a swampland on the banks of the Paw Paw River. The settlement was founded by Sterne Brunson, Henry C. Morton and Charles Hull. In 1863, the settlement was named Brunson Harbor and renamed Benton Harbor two years later, in 1865. This name was adopted in honor of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton. In 1891, Benton Harbor was incorporated as a city.
Benton Harbor and nearby Attractions
- Settlers House
- Fort Saint Joseph Museum
- LaSalle Landing
- Sarett Nature Center
- Paw Paw River
- Jean Klock Park
Things To Do In Benton Harbor
From Benton Harbor, one can visit the Fort Saint Joseph Museum and the Krasl Art Center. One can take the children to the Curious Kids' Museum, which features some interactive exhibits on electricity, sound, geology, air currents, bubbles and various other topics. LaSalle Landing is another place of historic importance in Benton Harbor.
Benton Harbor Transportation
Air transportation is available from the South Bend Regional Airport.
Benton Harbor Higher Education
Higher education opportunities are available at Lake Michigan College, Andrews University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University-South Bend.