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 Monday- Saturday 11 to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Now open late on Thursdays to 7:00 pm. Closed Christmas Eve day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Suggested admission donation is $4 per adult, $2 per student child, under 5 years are always free. Admission for the month of December is Free to celebrate the Christmas Tree Festival. 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.