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 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Now open late on Thursdays to 7:00 pm. Closed Veteran's Day Nov. 11th, Thanksgiving day Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving Nov 28, 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. 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.