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

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. 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 Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, Sundays 12-5 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.

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

French-Canadian Heritage Week - Monroe

Date: 09/29/14 - 10/05/14

Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit - Monroe

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