Monroe County Historical Museum & George A. Custer Exhibit
Located in the heart of downtown Monroe in a ca. 1911 old 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, punt gun, seasonal displays and many materials from local history, and the life and family of Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Limited free parking; street and nearby lot metered parking.
Open Wednesday- Saturday 10am to 5pm. Currently closed Monday, Tuesday and most holidays and county holidays. Suggested admission pass is $4 per adult, $2 per student, five years and under FREE- pay once, get an entrance pass. Open Sundays starting May 5th- new hours from 12noon to 5:00 p.m.
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.