Monroe County Historical Museum & The George A. Custer Exhibits

Entrance to Museum

Entrance to Museum

This imposing Georgian style public building was built as a post office in 1910, on the site of General and Mrs. Custer's home. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all year long

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Located in the heart of downtown Monroe in a ca. 1911 Georgian Post Office building, on the site of General and Mrs. Custer's original home, this county museum houses one of the largest collections of 18th & 19th century artifacts relating to Southeast Michigan. Exhibits include Native American Woodland culture, Early French-Canadian settlers, Victoriana, the Civil War and Monroe County's veterans, maps, waterways, seasonal displays and many materials from local history, and the life and family of Gen. George Armstrong & Libbie Custer. Limited free parking; street and nearby lot metered parking. NEW 2014 hours: Open Tuesday- Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Now open late on Thursdays- to 7:00 pm. Closed Monday, most holidays and county designated holidays. Suggested admission donation is $4 per adult, $2 per student child, under 5 years are always free. New SUMMER hours: Open seven days a week, Monday through Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and open late on Thursday to 7:00 pm. Also worth a trip to Monroe is the Museum's extensive Archives, a research facility for historical and genealogical Monroe County information. PLEASE NOTE: Archives is open by appointment only- call to schedule your visit. Please note that you may experience traffic delays due to the construction on both North and South Monroe Streets.

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Monroe County Historical Museum & The George A. Custer Exhibits Events

Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit - Monroe

Date: 05/29/14 - 05/31/15