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About the Michigan Historical Museum, Lansing
The Michigan Historical Museum, located in the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing, is the flagship of the 11 sites of the Michigan Historical Museum System.
The Michigan Historical Museum offers five levels of permanent and changing exhibits that tell the story of Michigan's past from precontact through the late 20th century. Exhibits include interactive computers, audio-visual presentations and hands-on elements.
The Michigan Historical Museum features a dramatic four-story atrium (pictured above) and a three-story-high topographical map of the state.
Photographs and Videos: Visitors may take photographs in the museum exhibit areas with the following restrictions:
- flash or other additional lighting is not permitted in any exhibit area
- taking of video is not permitted in any exhibit area
There is an admission fee
for visitors to the Michigan Historical Museum. There may be additional fees charged for some programssuch fees will always be noted on our web site.
- Bring your laptop or other wireless devicewireless access to the Internet is now available throughout our building.
Take an online tour of the exhibits:
Find out about group tours and education programs
at the Michigan Historical Museum.
Find out how you can donate an artifact to the Michigan Historical Museum System.
Find out about the benefits of joining the Friends of Michigan History.
Find out about the history of the Michigan Historical Museum.
Find out about college internship opportunities that may be available at the Michigan Historical Museum.
Contact the Michigan Historical Museum.