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

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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. 2015 hours: Open Monday- Saturday 11 to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Open late on Thursdays to 7:00 pm. Closed holidays- call ahead. 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.

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

Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit - Monroe

Date: 11/24/14 - 06/30/15