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Michigan History Museum

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Michigan History Museum

Take a journey through Michigan's rich past, from the time of the state's earliest peoples to the late 20th century. Located in the Michigan Library and Historical Center Building in Lansing, the museum's five floors provide a walk through time, beginning with Michigan's first people's, the Anishinaabe, and ending in the mid-20th century. Yearly special exhibitions provide a deeper look at Michigan history topics.

The Michigan History Museum is located in the Michigan Library and Historical Center building downtown Lansing, two blocks west of the state capitol building.

Address and contact

702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915

Phone: 517-335-2573

Museum hours

*From June 17 - Sept. 6, 2024, we will be closed on Mondays


  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (65+): $6
  • Youth (6-17): $4
  • Children 5 and under are free

Admission FREE for everyone on Sundays!

  • We are a Blue Star Museum. Admission is free to currently serving military personnel and their families May 18 - Sept. 2, 2024. 
  • We participate in Museums For All. Admission is $2 for adults and FREE for children 17 and under with an EBT card and a photo ID.


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Explore the museum

Learn more about the museum, view a photo gallery of the exhibits, download a museum map showing each of the floors and take a virtual tour. 

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Field trips and group visits

Information for your classroom or group visit including tour options, a map of the museum, chaperone instructions, arrival procedures, eating and more.