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 & Libbie Custer. Limited free parking; street and nearby lot metered parking.
NEW WINTER (to May) 2014 HOURS: Open Tuesday- Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Now open late on Thursdays- to 7:00 p.m. Closed Monday, most holidays and county designated holidays. Suggested admission donation is $4 per adult, $2 per student child.
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.