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
Photo courtesy of Monroe County Historical Museum
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. 2016 hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Open late on Thursdays to 7:00 pm. Closed county & national holidays. Suggested admission donation for out of county visitors is $5 per adult, $2.50 per student child, under 5 years are always free. Also worth a trip to Monroe is the Museum's extensive Archives, a research facility for historical and genealogical Monroe County information. NOTE: the genealogical and historical Archives is open by appointment only- please call to schedule your visit to avoid any disappointment. Thank you.
126 S. Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 240-7780
Fax: (734) 240-7788
Date: 04/19/16 - 10/29/16
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