List of museums in Michigan

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This list of museums in Michigan encompasses museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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NameLocationCountyRegionTypeSummary
A.E. Seaman Mineral MuseumHoughtonHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganGeologyLocated on the campus of Michigan Technological University, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Air ZooPortageKalamazooWest MichiganAerospaceAlso known as Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, part aviation museum and part amusement park, includes Michigan Space Science Center, simulators, historic airplanes, aviation exhibits, Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame
Alamo Township MuseumAlamo TownshipKalamazooWest MichiganLocal historywebsite
Alba Historical MuseumAlbaAntrimNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Alba Historical Society
Alberta Village MuseumAlbertaBaragaUpper Peninsula of MichiganOpen airwebsite, information, Ford's sawmill village & logging industry
Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural CenterClinton TownshipMacombSoutheast MichiganMultiplewebsite, changing exhibits of art, science, culture and history, formerly Macomb Cultural Center, part of Macomb Community College
Alden B. Dow Home & StudioMidlandMidlandFlint/Tri-CitiesHistoric housePrivate residence of noted 20th-century architect Alden B. Dow
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & ArtMidlandMidlandFlint/Tri-CitiesMultiplewebsite, science gallery and gallery space featuring changing visual art and science exhibitions; part of Midland Center for the Arts
Alden Depot Park and MuseumAldenAntrimNorthern MichiganLocal historyinformation, photos & information, operated by the Helena Township Historical Society
Alger County Heritage CenterMunisingAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation, includes American Fur Company log cabin furnished for th 1830s
Algonac Clay Historical Society MuseumAlgonacSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, exhibits on local cultural and maritime history, also operates the Clay Township Log Cabin
Allen House MuseumBad AxeHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Bad Axe Historical Society
All Around the African World MuseumLansingInghamCentral MichiganAfrican Americanwebsite
Amasa Historical Society MuseumAmasaIronUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, more information
American Museum of MagicMarshallCalhounCentral MichiganMagicMagical paraphernalia and illusions, including devices that once belonged to magician Harry Blackstone, Sr.
Andrew J. Blackbird MuseumHarbor SpringsEmmetNorthern MichiganNative AmericanNative American artifacts
Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganScience
Antique Toy & Firehouse MuseumBay CityBayFlint/Tri-CitiesToywebsite, over 60 motorized fire trucks, over 12,000 antique and collectible toys, particularly fire, police and rescue vehicles
Arab American National MuseumDearbornWayneSoutheast MichiganEthnicArab civilization, Arab experience in America
Arcadia Historical MuseumArcadiaManisteeNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Arenac County Historical MuseumAu GresArenacNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Arenac County Historical Society
Argus MuseumAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganPhotographyProducts manufactured by the Argus camera company
Art Center of Battle CreekBattle CreekCalhounWest MichiganArtwebsite, hosts 10-12 varied shows each year, including annual Michigan Artist Competition exhibition
Astor House MuseumCopper HarborKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, antique dolls, toys, American Indian artifacts, mining and fishing artifacts
Au Sable Light StationGrand MaraisAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseLocated in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, operated by the National Park Service
AuSable-Oscoda Historical MuseumOscodaIoscoNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Automotive Hall of FameDearbornWayneSoutheast MichiganHall of fameNotable figures in the development of the automobile industry
Bad Axe Museum of Local HistoryBad AxeHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Bad Axe Historical Society
Bammert Blacksmith ShopEagle Harbor TownshipKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganTechnologywebsite, tools & equipment, operated by the Keweenaw County Historical Society; participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Baraga County Historical MuseumBaragaBaragaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite
Barryton Area MuseumBarrytonMecostaWest MichiganLocal historywebsite
Bay City Motor CompanyBay CityBayFlint/Tri-CitiesAutomotivewebsite, classic car showroom open to the public
Bay County Historical MuseumBay CityBayFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, information
Beaver Island Historical Society MuseumsSt. JamesCharlevoixNorthern MichiganMultiplewebsite, includes Old Mormon Print Shop Museum of local history, the Maritime Museum about fishing on the island, and Protar Home, a historic log cabin
Bellaire Historical MuseumBellaireAntrimNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Belleville Area MuseumBellevilleWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Benzie Area Historical MuseumBenzoniaBenzieNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Berkley Historical MuseumBerkleyOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, located in the old Fire Hall at City Hall
Bernard Historical MuseumDeltonBarryWest MichiganOpen airwebsite, operated by the Bernard Historical Society, includes Bernard Hospital, Brown School, Country Store, Seamstress Cottage, Little House, Blacksmith Shop, Implement Building, Windmill
Besser Museum for Northeast MichiganAlpenaAlpenaNorthern MichiganMultiplewebsite, art, science, natural history, history, planetarium; also known as Jesse Besser Museum
Big Sable Point LightLudingtonMasonNorthern MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association
Birmingham Bloomfield Art CenterBirminghamOaklandSoutheast MichiganArtwebsite, regional art center, four galleries showcase contemporary art from the Midwest and beyond
Birmingham Historical Museum & ParkBirminghamOaklandSoutheast MichiganHistoric housewebsite, features the 1822 John West Hunter House, decorated for the period 1820-1880, and the 1928 Allen House with exhibits on local history
Blanchard HouseIoniaIoniaCentral MichiganHistoric housewebsite, 1880s Italianate mansion, owned and operated by the Ionia County Historical Society, includes a museum of local Ionia history
Bottle-Cap MuseumGraylingCrawfordNorthern MichiganEphemerawebsite, Coca-Cola memorabilia
Boyne City Historical MuseumBoyne CityCharlevoixNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Brethren Heritage MuseumManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganLocal historyinformation, information, open by appointment
Bunert One-Room School House MuseumWarrenMacombSoutheast MichiganSchoolOperated by the Warren Historical Society, late 19th century one room school
Byron Area Historic MuseumByron CenterKentWest MichiganLocal history
Call of the Wild & Bavarian Falls ParkGaylordOtsegoNorthern MichiganNatural historywebsite, museum with mounted animal displays, hands-on learning center and family amusement park
Cannery Boathouse MuseumGlen HavenLeelanauNorthern MichiganMaritimePart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, exhibit of Great Lakes small craft
Canton Historical Society and MuseumCantonWayneSoutheast MichiganHistoryLocal history, housed in a historic one room schoolhouse
Capac Historical Society MuseumCapacSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, collections include the Kempf Model City (a mechanical city, 40 feet (12 m) long and 4 feet (1.2 m) wide), also G.T. RR Caboose
Cappon House & Settlers House MuseumsHollandOttawaWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, part of the Holland Museum
Card Wildlife Education CenterBig RapidsMecostaNorthern MichiganNatural historywebsite, part of Ferris State University, wildlife dioramas
Carl T. Johnson Hunting And Fishing CenterCadillacWexfordNorthern MichiganNatural historyWildlife dioramas, history of hunting and fishing in Michigan
Carnegie Museum of HoughtonHoughtonHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganMultiplerotating exhibits about local history, natural history, science and culture
Carnegie Center -- Port Huron MuseumPort HuronSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganLocal historyHistory, pre-history and culture of the Blue Water area, includes maritime exhibits, musical instrument collection, art, log cabin
Carnegie Center for the ArtsThree RiversSt. JosephWest MichiganArtwebsite, also W.R. Monroe Museum is adjacent, changing exhibits of arts, nature, science and history
Carnegie Museum of HoughtonHoughtonHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyChanging exhibits on science, natural history, local history and culture
Caseville Historical Society MuseumCasevilleHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite
Castle FarmsCharlevoixCharlevoixNorthern MichiganHistoric house1918 castle-style house and gardens, open for tours
Castle Museum of Saginaw County HistorySaginawSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historyOperated by the Historical Society of Saginaw County
Catholic Heritage MuseumSaginawSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesReligiouswebsite, artifacts of the churches of the Saginaw Catholic Diocese
Celery Flats Interpretive CenterPortageKalamazooWest MichiganAgriculturewebsite, celery cultivation and Dutch immigration
Central Mine and VillageEagle Harbor TownshipKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganOpen airwebsite, historic mining village, operated by the Keweenaw County Historical Society; participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganAfrican AmericanAfrican American cultural history and important figures
Charlton Park Historic Village and MuseumHastingsBarryWest MichiganOpen airRecreated typical late 19th to early 20th century village
Chassell Heritage CenterChassellHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyParticipating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Cheboygan History CenterCheboyganCheboyganNorthern MichiganMultiplewebsite, operated by the Historical Society of Cheboygan County, includes log cabin, 1882 sheriff residence with attached jail cells, jail addition built in 1912-14, Spies Heritage Hall with local history exhibits
Chelsea Historical MuseumChelseaWashtenawSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Chelsea Area Historical Society
Chesaning Area Historical MuseumChesaningSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Chesaning Area Historical Society
Chippewa Nature CenterMidlandMidlandFlint/Tri-CitiesNature centerVisitor center with natural history and Native American exhibits, Homestead Farm and Log Schoolhouse, wigwam, arboretum, trails
Civilian Conservation Corps MuseumRoscommonCrawfordNorthern MichiganHistoryLocated in North Higgins Lake State Park and interpreted in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Clarkston Heritage MuseumClarkstonOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Clarkston Community Historical Society
Clawson Historical MuseumClawsonOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Cliffs Shaft Mine MuseumIshpemingMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - MiningMining artifacts, minerals, exhibits
Clinton Township Historical Village MuseumClinton Charter TownshipMacombSoutheast MichiganOpen airwebsite
Cobblestone Farm and MuseumAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseMid 19th century period farm and house
Colonial MichilimackinacMackinaw CityEmmetNorthern MichiganLivingFortified fur-trading village as it appeared in the 1770s
Conklin Antique Reed Organ MuseumHanoverJacksonCentral MichiganMultiplewebsite, operated by the Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society, local history, antique reed organ collection
Coopersville Farm MuseumCoopersvilleOttawaWest MichiganAgriculturewebsite, farming, agriculture and rural living
Coopersville Area Historical Society & MuseumCoopersvilleOttawaWest MichiganLocal history
Copper Harbor LighthouseCopper HarborKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseLighthouse and maritime museum located within Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Copper Range Historical MuseumSouth RangeHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, information, operated by the Copper Range Historical Society, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Coppertown USA Mining MuseumCalumetHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - Miningwebsite, more information, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Cornish Pump Engine & Mining MuseumIron MountainDickinsonUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - Miningwebsite, information, more information, largest steam-driven pumping engine built in the US, operated by the Menominee Range Historical Foundation
Corunna Historical VillageCorunnaShiawasseeCentral MichiganOpen airwebsite, operated by the Corunna Historical Commission, open only four times a year
Cranbrook Art MuseumBloomfield HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganArtContemporary art, part of the Cranbrook Academy of Art
Cranbrook House and GardensBloomfield HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganHistoric house1908 English Arts and Crafts-style mansion and 40 acres (160,000 m2) of gardens
Cranbrook Institute of ScienceBloomfield HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganNatural historyNatural history, science, planetarium, nature center
Crawford County Historical MuseumGraylingCrawfordNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Crawford County Historical Society in an 1882 depot
Creole GalleryLansingInghamCentral MichiganArtinformation, contemporary art exhibits
Crisp Point LightParadiseLuceUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Crisp Point Light Historical Society
Crocker House MuseumMount ClemensMacombSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Macomb County Historical Society, late Victorian home-life experience
Crooked Tree Arts CenterPetoskeyEmmetNorthern MichiganArtwebsite, visual and performing arts center
Cross in the Woods & Nun Doll MuseumIndian RiverCheboyganNorthern MichiganReligiousCatholic shrine with museum of dolls dressed in various nun's habits
Crossroads VillageFlintGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLivingwebsite, over 35 buildings showing late 19th century small village life, operated by the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission; site of Huckleberry Railroad
Curious Kids' MuseumSt. JosephBerrienWest MichiganChildren'swebsite
Curwood CastleOwossoShiawasseeCentral MichiganHistoric houseHome of novelist and conservationist James Oliver Curwood
Davison Area Historical MuseumDavisonGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Davison Area Historical Society
Dearborn Historical MuseumDearbornWayneSoutheast MichiganHistoric housesIncludes Commandant's Quarters and McFadden-Ross House
Deckerville Historical Museum and Flea MarketDeckervilleSanilacFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite
Dee Stadium Summer History MuseumHoughtonHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation, seasonal historic photo exhibits in Dee Stadium
Dekker Huis/Zeeland Historical MuseumZeelandOttawaWest MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Zeeland Historical Society
Delaware Copper MineCopper HarborKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - MiningCopper mine tours and exhibits
Delta County Historical MuseumEscanabaDeltaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Delta County Historical Society, located next to Sand Point Light
Dennos Museum CenterTraverse CityGrand TraverseNorthern MichiganArtPart of Northwestern Michigan College, features an Inuit art collection
Depot Museum of TransportationGrand HavenOttawaWest MichiganTransportationwebsite, operated by the Tri-Cities Historical Museum of Grand Haven, housed in a restored 1870s railroad depot, exhibits on maritime, railroad and land transportation
Depot Museum (Clio, Michigan)ClioGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historyinformation, operated by the Clio Historical Association
DeTour Passage Historical MuseumDeTourChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation, clothing, pictures, record books, maritime and Native American artifacts
Detroit Historical MuseumDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historyOperated by the Detroit Historical Society, includes a 19th-century street scene, local businesses including automobile companies, leaders, culture and heritage
Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganArtAmerican and European paintings, sculpture, furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Islamic, African and Asian art
DeVos Art MuseumMarquetteMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganArtwebsite, part or the Art and Design Department at Northern Michigan University
Dexter Area MuseumDexterWashtenawSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Dexter Area Historical Society in a late 19th-century former church
Dossin Great Lakes MuseumDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganMaritimeLocated at Belle Isle Park in the SS William Clay Ford Pilot House, operated by the Detroit Historical Society
Drake Memorial HouseBreckenridgeGratiotCentral MichiganLocal historyinformation, information, operated by the Breckenridge-Wheeler Area Historical Society
Drummond Island Historical MuseumDrummond IslandChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation, information
Durand Union StationDurandShiawasseeCentral MichiganRailroadAlso known as Michigan Railroad History Museum, trains in WW II, Wallace Circus train wreck, Presidential whistle stops in Durand, model trains
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and MuseumsEagle Harbor TownshipKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganMultipleKeweenaw County Historical Society operates the lighthouse as a museum, and also operates other museums at the site, including a maritime, mining, commercial fishing and local history museums; participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
East Jordan Portside Art and Historical MuseumEast JordanCharlevoixNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Eaton County's Museum at Courthouse SquareCharlotteEatonCentral MichiganHistoryinformation, local history, Native American artifacts, courthouse exhibits
Eby Log CabinMonroeMonroeSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseinformation, open during the Monroe County Fair, operated by the Monroe County Historical Society
Edsel and Eleanor Ford HouseGrosse Pointe ShoresMacombSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseMansion with fine and decorative arts, many outbuildings and gardens on 87 acres (350,000 m2)
Elaine L. Jacob GalleryDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganArtwebsite, part of Wayne State University
Eli and Edythe Broad Art MuseumEast LansingInghamCentral MichiganArtPart of Michigan State University, contemporary art
Elk Rapids Historical MuseumElks RapidsAntrimNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society
Ella Sharp Museum of Art & HistoryJacksonJacksonCentral MichiganMultiplewebsite, wildlife art, local history, changing art exhibits, 19th century Ella Sharp House and interpretive center, a one-room schoolhouse, log house and tower barn
Empire Area Museum CenterEmpireLeelanauNorthern MichiganOpen airwebsite, complex includes main museum, school house, 1911 Hose House, barn, gas station
Eyaawing MuseumPeshawbestownLeelanauNorthern MichiganNative Americanwebsite, history and culture of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Engine House No. 5 MuseumAllendale Charter TownshipOttawaWest MichiganFirefightingwebsite
Father Marquette National MemorialSt. IgnaceMackinacUpper Peninsula of MichiganBiographicalMuseum building destroyed in 2000, memorial has outdoor exhibit trail
Fayette Historic TownsiteGardenDeltaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLivingLate Victorian life
Fenton MuseumFentonGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historyOperated by the Fenton Historical Society
Ferndale Historical MuseumFerndaleOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Ferndale Historical Society
Fife Lake Area Historical MuseumFife LakeGrand TraverseNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, article about the museum
Finnish American Heritage CenterHancockHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganArtwebsite, part of Finlandia University, Finnish art gallery, culture, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Fire Barn Museum C. H. Hackley Hose Co. No. 2MuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganFirefightingwebsite, operated by Lakeshore Museum Center, firefighting equipment, gear
First Congregational Living MuseumDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganChurchExhibits about church architecture and history, also houses Underground Railroad Living Museum, a storytelling experience
Fishtown Preservation SocietyLelandLeelanauNorthern MichiganOpen airwebsite, collection of weathered fishing shanties, smokehouses, overhanging docks, fish tugs and charter boats
Flat River Historical MuseumGreenvilleMontcalmCentral MichiganLocal historyinformation, information, operated by the Flat River Historical Society
Flint Children's MuseumFlintGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesChildren's
Flint Institute of ArtsFlintGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesArtCollections of American, European, Native American, African, and Asian art including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts
Florence B. Dearing MuseumHartlandLivingstonSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Hartland Area Historical Society
Flora Kirsch Beck GalleryAlmaGratiotCentral MichiganArtwebsite, part of Alma College
Flushing Depot MuseumFlushingGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Flushing Area Historical Society
Forever Curious Children's MuseumFennvilleAlleganWest MichiganChildren'swebsite, formerly known as Allegan County Children's Museum, trying to open a location in Allegan
Forsyth Township Historical MuseumForsyth TownshipMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation
Fort de Buade MuseumSt. IgnaceMackinacUpper Peninsula of MichiganNative Americanwebsite, specializes in Native American objects of the pre-contact period, through the eras of the French, British and Americans of the area
Fort Gratiot LighthousePort HuronSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganLighthouseTours operated through Port Huron Museum
Fort MackinacMackinac IslandMackinacNorthern MichiganFort14 original buildings and military exhibits, costumed interpreters
Fort St. Joseph MuseumNilesBerrienWest MichiganLocal historyExhibits include Fort St. Joseph, the Underground Railroad in southern Michigan, railroads in Niles' history, Lakota Indian collection
Fort WayneDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganFortIncludes 1848 limestone barracks building, 1845 Star Fort, Commanding Officers house, Spanish–American War guard house and the Tuskegee Airmen Museum
Fort Wilkins and Copper Harbor LighthouseCopper HarborKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganFort19 restored buildings, costumed interpreters, copper mining sites and lighthouse, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Forty Mile Point LightRogers CityPresque IsleNorthern MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Forty Mile Point Lighthouse Society
Frankenmuth Historical MuseumFrankenmuthSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Frankenmuth Historical Association
Franklin Historical MuseumFranklinOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Franklin Historic Society
Frank Murphy Memorial MuseumHarbor BeachHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesBiographicalinformation, life of Michigan politician Frank Murphy
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture ParkGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganArtBotanical gardens with a conservatory, sculpture park and museum with over 170 sculptures by artists including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jonathan Borofsky, Alexander Calder, Anthony Gormley, Mark di Suvero, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Marshall Fredericks, Arnaldo Pomodoro and Kenneth Snelson
Galesburg Historical MuseumGalesburgKalamazooWest MichiganLocal historywebsite
Gaylord Discovery CenterGaylordOtsegoNorthern MichiganChildren's Museum & Science CenterFamily owned and operated for active play and exploration, through various hands-on interactions including water, sand, maze, and building blocks. website
Gardner House MuseumAlbionCalhounCentral MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Albion Historical Society, Victorian house displays antique tools, artifacts, pictures and furniture
Gerald E. Eddy Discovery CenterChelseaWashtenawSoutheast MichiganNatural historyGeology and area habitats
Gerald R. Ford Presidential LibraryAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganPresidential libraryLibrary about Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Presidential MuseumGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganBiographicalMuseum about Gerald R. Ford
Gibraltar Historical MuseumGibraltarWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Gillette Sand Dune Visitor CenterNorton ShoresMuskegonWest MichiganNatural historyVisitor center for Hoffmaster State Park
Gilmore Car MuseumBarry TownshipBarryWest MichiganAutomotiveRestored historic barns exhibiting nearly 200 vehicles spanning more than 100 years of automotive heritage
Gitchee Gumee Agate and History MuseumGrand MaraisAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganNatural historywebsite, agates and minerals, local history
Gladwin County Historical SocietyGladwinGladwinNorthern MichiganOpen airwebsite, information, includes 2 restored cabins and a schoolhouse, farm and blacksmith tools, furniture, dishes, clothing, books, photos
Governor Charles Croswell HouseAdrianLenaweeSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseMid 19th-century house
Governor's Mansion MuseumMarshallCalhounCentral MichiganHistoric houseOperated by the Mary Marshall Chapter D.A.R., mid 19th century Greek Revival mansion built in anticipation that Marshall would become the State Capital of Michigan
Governor Warner MansionFarmingtonOaklandSoutheast MichiganHistoric housewebsite, Victorian Italianate mansion and gardens
Grand Army of the Republic Hall (Marshall, Michigan)MarshallCalhounCentral MichiganMilitarywebsite, operated by the Marshall Historical Society, Civil War artifacts
Grand Blanc Heritage MuseumGrand BlancGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Grand Blanc Heritage Association
Grand Ledge Area Historical Society MuseumGrand LedgeEatonCentral MichiganLocal historywebsite
Grand Marais Maritime MuseumGrand MaraisAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganMaritimeinformation, information
Grand Rapids Art MuseumGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganArtRenaissance to Modern art, with strength in European and American 19th- and 20th-century painting and sculpture
Grand Rapids Children's MuseumGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganChildren'swebsite
Grand Traverse LighthouseNorthportLeelanauNorthern MichiganLighthouseLighthouse and maritime museum located within Leelanau State Park
Grand Valley State University Art GalleryGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganArtwebsite, part of Grand Valley State University, galleries in both Grand Rapids and Allendale
Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society MuseumOrchard LakeOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Great Lakes Children's MuseumTraverse CityGrand TraverseNorthern MichiganChildren'swebsite
Great Lakes Lore Maritime MuseumRogers CityPresque IsleNorthern MichiganMaritimewebsite, local maritime history from Native American traders to 21st century captains, includes Great Lakes Maritime Hall of Fame
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage CenterAlpenaAlpenaNorthern MichiganMaritimeHeadquarters for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, features exhibits on shipwrecks and the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Naval Memorial & MuseumMuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganMaritimewebsite, home of USS Silversides (SS-236) submarine, USS McLane Coast Guard cutter
Great Lakes Quilt CenterEast LansingInghamCentral MichiganArtPart of Michigan State University, quilts as art and history
Great Lakes Shipwreck MuseumParadiseChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganMaritimeOperated by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, artifacts retrieved from local shipwrecks, also includes lighthouse keeper's quarters for Whitefish Point Light
Greenmead Historical ParkLivoniaWayneSoutheast MichiganOpen air1841 Greek Revival farmhouse and outbuildings on 92 acres (370,000 m2)
Grice House MuseumHarbor BeachHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesHistoric house19th-century house, barn and school
Grosse Pointe War MemorialGrosse Pointe FarmsWayneSoutheast MichiganMilitary
Grosvenor House MuseumJonesvilleHillsdaleCentral MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Hack House MuseumMilanWashtenawSoutheast MichiganLocal historyOperated by the Milan Area Historical Society
Hackley & Hume Historic SiteMuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganHistoric houseswebsite, operated by Lakeshore Museum Center
Hadley House MuseumHollyOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by Holly Historical Society
Hadley Mill MuseumHadley TownshipLapeerFlint/Tri-CitiesMillOperated by the Hadley Township Historical Society
Hamburg Historical MuseumHamburgLivingstonSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Hammond House MuseumUnion CityBranchCentral MichiganHistoric houseinformation, look under Society for Historic Preservation, information
Hanka Finnish Homestead MuseumPelkieBaragaUpper Peninsula of MichiganOpen airSelf-sufficient Finnish homestead farm, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Harbor Springs History MuseumHarbor SpringsEmmetNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society Museum
Harbour House MuseumCrystal FallsIronUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Harsha House MuseumCharlevoixCharlevoixNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Charlevoix Historical Society
Hartwick Pines Logging MuseumGraylingCrawfordNorthern MichiganIndustryLogging camp buildings, exhibits and period rooms
Heddon MuseumDowagiacCassWest MichiganSportswebsite, information and photos, Heddon fishing lure collection
Henry Ford Estate - Fair LaneDearbornWayneSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseFeatures 56 rooms on 5 acres (20,000 m2) of gardens and grounds
The Henry FordDearbornWayneSoutheast MichiganMultipleMuseum complex: living, science, history, automotive, transportation, technology and biographical about Henry Ford; formerly known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Heritage House, EssexvilleEssexvilleBayFlint/Tri-CitiesHistoric houseinformation, early 20th century Victorian period house
Heritage Museum and Cultural CenterSt. JosephBerrienWest MichiganLocal historywebsite, located in the Priscilla U. Byrns Heritage Center
Historic Adventist VillageBattle CreekCalhounWest MichiganReligiouswebsite, restored or replicated buildings featuring the heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Historic Bowens MillsYankee Springs TownshipBarryWest MichiganOpen airwebsite, 19-acre (77,000 m2) historical park with grist mill, school house, 1860s house, log cabin, water wheel
Historic Charlton Park Village and MuseumHastingsBarryWest MichiganOpen airwebsite, 25 historic residences, businesses and community buildings recreate life in an early rural Michigan village
Historic Downtown Mackinac IslandMackinac IslandMackinacNorthern MichiganHistoric houseswebsite, includes American Fur Company Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum, Biddle House, Benjamin Blacksmith Shop, McGulpin House, and Mission Church
Historic Mill Creek State ParkMackinaw CityCheboyganNorthern MichiganMultipleLiving history and natural history programs, period settings, discovery centers with interactive technological exhibits, archaeological ruin exhibits and artifact vitrines, interpretive panels, nature trails
Historic Pelkie Grade SchoolPelkieBaragaUpper Peninsula of MichiganSchoolwebsite, operated by the Sturgeon Valley Historical Society
Historic Village at Goodells County ParkGoodellsSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganOpen airwebsite, includes St. Clair County Farm Museum, Lynn Township Schoolhouse, Murphy/Ryan Farmhouse, C.C. Peck and Company bank
History Center at Courthouse SquareBerrien SpringsBerrienWest MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Berrien County Historical Association, includes 1839 Courthouse Museum
History Center of Traverse CityTraverse CityGrand TraverseNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, includes Victorian-period parlor, displays on Native Americans, railroads, logging
Holland MuseumHollandOttawaWest MichiganLocal historyDutch paintings and decorative arts, Lake Michigan maritime history, industry, immigration
Holocaust Memorial CenterFarmington HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganEthnicIncludes Museum of European Jewish Heritage, International Institute of the Righteous
Honolulu HouseMarshallCalhounCentral MichiganHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Marshall Historical Society, 1880s-period house
Houghton County Historical MuseumLake LindenHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganOpen airOperated by the Houghton County Historical Society, site includes a railroad, one room schoolhouse, the Houghton County Historical Society Heritage Center and a WPA-era log cabin; participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Houghton Lake Area Historical Village and PlayhousePrudenvilleRoscommonUpper Peninsula of MichiganOpen airwebsite, life in a typical logging village of Northern Michigan in the late 19th century, operated by the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society
House of David MuseumBenton HarborBerrienWest MichiganReligiouswebsite, about the House of David Christian commune
House of Yesteryear MuseumIron MountainDickinsonUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoryinformation
Hudson Historical MuseumHudsonLenaweeSoutheast MichiganLocal historyinformation
Huron City MuseumsHuron CityHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesOpen airwebsite, operated by the William Lyon Phelps Foundation, includes Victorian house, log cabin, church, general store, carriage shed, life-saving station and barns
Huron Lightship (LV-103)Port HuronSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganMaritimePart of Port Huron Museum
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime MuseumMackinaw CityCheboyganNorthern MichiganMaritimeMuseum ship United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw WAGB-83
Imlay City Historical MuseumImlay CityLapeerFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite
Impression 5 Science CenterLansingInghamCentral MichiganScienceHands-on science exhibits for children
Inland Seas Education CenterSuttons BayLeelanauNorthern MichiganNatural historywebsite, history, ecology and economics of the Great Lakes
Inland Water Route Historical Society MuseumAlansonEmmetNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and MuseumDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganHall of famewebsite, open by appointment only
Iosco County Historical MuseumEast TawasIoscoNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Iosco County Historical Society
Iron County Historical MuseumCaspianIronUpper Peninsula of MichiganMultiplewebsite, 22 buildings including a Heritage Hall, two Mining Halls, a cultural center, Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Art Gallery, Giovanelli Italianati Art Gallery, Homestead and Lumbercamp with log buildings, The Carrie Jacobs Bond Victorian house & Museum Book & Gift Shop
IXL Historical MuseumHermansvilleMenonimeeUpper Peninsula of MichiganOpen airFormer lumber and hardwood manufacturing village
Japanese Cultural Center and Tea HouseSaginawSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesCulturewebsite, Japanese garden, tea house, culture demonstrations
Jenison Historical MuseumJenisonOttawaWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, located in the Husband-Hanchett-Tiffany House, operated by the Jenison Historical Association
Jim Crow Museum of Racist MemorabiliaBig RapidsMecostaNorthern MichiganCulturePart of Ferris State University, racist memorabilia
John Pahl Historical VillageAlleganAlleganWest MichiganOpen airwebsite, operated by the Allegan County Historical Society, located within the Allegan County Fairgrounds, open during the fair and by appointment
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooKalamazooWest MichiganArt
Kalamazoo Valley MuseumKalamazooKalamazooWest MichiganMultipleHistory, science, technology, operated by Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kaleva Bottle House MuseumManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganHistoric houseHouse built of bottle wall construction in 1941
Kaleva Train Depot MuseumManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganRailroadwebsite, information
Kalkaska County MuseumKalkaskaKalkaskaNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Kalkaska County Historical Society
Kelsey Museum of ArchaeologyAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganArchaeologyPart of the University of Michigan, Mediterranean civilizations
Kempf House MuseumAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganHistoric housewebsite, Victorian Greek-Revival house showing how a German-American family lived in the 1890s
Keweenaw Heritage CenterCalumetHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite
Keweenaw National Historical ParkCalumetHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - Mining
Kids 'N' StuffAlbionCalhounCentral MichiganChildren'swebsite
Kimball House MuseumBattle CreekCalhounWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Historical Society of Battle Creek, Victorian-era mansion, features room about Sojourner Truth
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekCalhounWest MichiganNatural historyExhibits include paleontology, geology specimens, wildlife mounts, a preserved human embryo and fetus exhibit, Native American artifacts and a planetarium
K.I. Sawyer Heritage MuseumGwinnMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganTransportation - Aviationwebsite, adjacent to Sawyer International Airport, contributions made by the men, women and machines of K I Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan to America's Cold War defense mission
Knowlton's Ice Museum of North AmericaPort HuronSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganHistorywebsite, over 3,000 items used in the cutting, harvesting, storing, selling and use of natural ice as used by the ice industry of years ago
Krasl Art CenterSt. JosephBerrienWest MichiganArtwebsite, visual arts center with exhibit galleries
Kreft Center GalleryAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganArtwebsite, part of Concordia University
Lakeshore Museum CenterMuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganMultiplewebsite, area natural and cultural history
Lansing Art GalleryLansingInghamCentral MichiganArtGallery and education center for visual arts
Lapeer County Heritage MuseumLapeerLapeerFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite
Laurium Manor InnLauriumHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoric houseTours of the Victorian era hotel, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Leelanau Historical MuseumLelandLeelanauNorthern MichiganLocal historyIncludes exhibit of Anishnabek black ash baskets and quillwork on birch bark
Lenawee Historical Society MuseumAdrianLenaweeSoutheast MichiganLocal history
Les Cheneaux Historical MuseumCedarvilleMackinacUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Les Cheneaux Historical Association, exhibits on lumbering, fishing, tourism, quilting, weaving, recreational activities
Les Cheneaux Maritime MuseumCedarvilleMackinacUpper Peninsula of MichiganMaritimewebsite, operated by the Les Cheneaux Historical Association, includes vintage boats, marine artifacts, antique outboard motors, photos and a boat building workshop
Lewiston Area Historical MuseumLewistonMontmorencyNorthern MichiganLocal historyinformation
Liberty Hyde Bailey MuseumSouth HavenVan BurenWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, home and memorial to American horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey
Lighthouse Keepers House and MuseumGrand MaraisAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganMaritimewebsite, operated by the Grand Marais Historical Society
Lincoln Park Historical MuseumLincoln ParkWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Lincoln Park Historical Society
Lincoln Train DepotLincolnAlconaNorthern MichiganRailroadIncludes a restored caboose and switching engine, operated by the Alcona Historical Society
Linden Mills Historical MuseumLindenGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Linden Mills Historical Society
Little Traverse History MuseumPetoskeyEmmetNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, special exhibits on Ernest Hemingway, operated by the Little Traverse Historical Society
Loren Andrus Octagon HouseWashington TownshipMacombSoutheast MichiganHistoric house1860 house used as a station on the Underground Railroad
LSSU Arts Center GallerySault Ste. MarieChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganArtwebsite, part of Lake Superior State University, houses the L. F. Noyes Collection of Native American and Western Art
Luce County Historical MuseumNewberryLuceUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoric houseCombination jail and sheriff's residence
Luckhard MuseumSebewaingHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historyinformation, information, pioneer & Indian relics
Ludington LightLudingtonMasonNorthern MichiganMaritimeLighthouse open to the public during the summer season for climbing tours
Lumberman's MonumentOscodaIoscoNorthern MichiganIndustry - LoggingMonument and visitor center with exhibits about logging industry
Mackinac Art MuseumMackinac IslandMackinacNorthern MichiganArtMackinac-related art and photography including Native American artifacts and decorative arts
Mackinac Bridge MuseumMackinaw CityCheboyganNorthern MichiganTechnologywebsite, construction of the Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Island State ParkMackinac IslandMackinacNorthern MichiganMultipleContains Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes, McGulpin House, other historic buildings, historic sites, and limestone caves and rock formations
Manistee Art InstituteManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganArtwebsite, located in the Ramsdell Theatre
Manistee County Historical MuseumManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, located in a historic store, exhibits include the Civil War, pioneer life, antiques and maritime history; also operates another facility in the historic Waterworks building, exhibits include logging, railroad, and marine exhibits and memorabilia of Manistee in the 19th century
Mann HouseConcordJacksonCentral MichiganHistoric house1880s Victorian home, furnishings and gardens
Manton Area Historical MuseumMantonWexfordNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Manton Area Historical Society
Marilla MuseumManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganOpen airwebsite, Pioneer Place: 1860s fully furnished log house, early 20th century barn and a full size replica logger's cabin; operated by the Marilla Historical Society
Marine City Pride & Heritage MuseumMarine CitySt. ClairSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Marquette Arts and Culture CenterMarquetteMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganArtwebsite
Marquette Regional History CenterMarquetteMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite
Marquette Harbor LightMarquetteMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Marquette Maritime Museum
Marquette Maritime MuseumMarquetteMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganMaritimewebsite, collection of Great Lakes Lighthouse lenses including 2nd, 3rd and 4th order "Classical" Fresnel Lenses. Also operates Marquette Harbor Light
Marshlands Museum and Nature CenterBrownstownWayneSoutheast MichiganNatural historyNatural and cultural history of Southeast Michigan
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical MuseumFarmington HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganTechnologyHistorical and modern arcade machines, sideshow wonders, fortune tellers, automatons, and curiosities
Mary's City of David MuseumBenton HarborBerrienWest MichiganReligiouswebsite, open air museum about the House of David Christian commune
Marysville Historical MuseumMarysvilleSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture MuseumUniversity CenterSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesArtPart of Saginaw Valley State University, displays plaster models of Marshall Fredericks bronze sculptures, also changing art exhibits
Marshall Postal MuseumMarshallCalhounCentral MichiganHistoryinformation, postal artifacts, open by appointment
Martha Barker Country Store MuseumMonroeMonroeSoutheast MichiganStoreinformation, open by appointment, information
Mason Area Historical Society MuseumMasonInghamCentral MichiganLocal historywebsite
Mayville Area Museum of History and GenealogyMayvilleTuscolaFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite
McGulpin Point LightMackinaw CityEmmetNorthern MichiganLighthouseOpen on summer weekends
Meadow Brook HallRochester HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganHistoric house110-room, 88,000-square-foot (8,200 m2) mansion, contains paintings by Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck, Rosa Bonheur, Gilbert Stuart, Joshua Reynolds, John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, and sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye, Frederic Remington, Cyrus Edwin Dallin, and Herbert Haseltine
Mecosta County Historical MuseumBig RapidsMecostaNorthern MichiganLocal historyinformation, operated by the Mecosta County Historical Society
Menominee County Heritage MuseumMenomineeMenonimeeUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Menominee County Historical Society
Menominee Range Historical MuseumIron MountainDickinsonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Menominee Range Historical Foundation
Meridian Historical VillageMeridianInghamCentral MichiganOpen airwebsite, 19th-century period buildings
Mesick Historical MuseumMesickWexfordNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Michigamme MuseumMichigammeMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite
Michigan Art WalkBig RapidsMecostaNorthern MichiganArtwebsite, collection of original artwork created by Michigan artists, located at Ferris State University
Michigan Energy Demonstration CenterEast LansingInghamCentral MichiganSciencewebsite, energy-saving demonstration home
Michigan Firehouse MuseumYpsilantiWashtenawSoutheast MichiganFirefightingwebsite, formerly Ypsilanti Antique Auto, Truck and Fire Museum, then Michigan Antique Fire Equipment Preservation Group Museum
Michigan Flywheelers MuseumSouth HavenVan BurenWest MichiganTechnologywebsite, antique gas and steam engines and tractors
Michigan Historical MuseumLansingInghamCentral MichiganHistorywebsite, 5 levels of Michigan history, part of the Michigan Historical Center
Michigan Iron Industry MuseumNegauneeMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustrywebsite
Michigan Legacy Art ParkThompsonvilleBenzieNorthern MichiganArtOutdoor sculpture park with works that interpret Michigan's history
Michigan Magazine MuseumCominsOscodaNorthern MichiganHistorywebsite, Michigan memorabilia
Michigan Maritime MuseumSouth HavenVan BurenWest MichiganMaritimewebsite, Coast Guard and lifesaving, local fishing, maritime lore, Friends Good Will 1810 square topsail sloop
Michigan Masonic Museum and LibraryGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganMasonicwebsite, includes Masonic photographs, jewels, aprons, charts and carpets
Michigan Military Technical Historical SocietyEastpointeMacombSoutheast MichiganMilitarywebsite, history of Michigan's civilian and military personnel in 20th century conflicts
Michigan Museum of Military TransportGraylingCrawfordNorthern MichiganTransportationwebsite, military vehicles, currently no permanent facility
Michigan's Own Military & Space MuseumFrankenmuthSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesMilitarywebsite, honors Michigan soldiers, sailors and aviators who fought in our nation's seven foreign wars
Michigan Science CenterDetroitWayneSoutheastern MichiganScienceHands-on science, technology, engineering exhibits in a fun dynamic environment
Michigan State University Bug HouseEast LansingInghamCentral MichiganNatural historywebsite, part of Michigan State University, live and mounted insects
Michigan State University MuseumEast LansingInghamCentral MichiganMultiplewebsite, part of Michigan State University, natural history, culture including Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and the Great Lakes Quilt Center
Michigan Supreme Court Learning CenterLansingInghamCentral MichiganHistorywebsite, exhibits on government and legal system in Michigan
Michigan Transit MuseumMount ClemensMacombSoutheast MichiganTransportation - RailroadHistoric depot restored to its 1900 appearance with exhibits of railroad stock and equipment
Michigan Women's Hall of FameLansingInghamCentral MichiganHall of fameCultural and historical exhibits on the accomplishments and achievements of Michigan women, also an art gallery
Midland Center for the ArtsMidlandMidlandFlint/Tri-CitiesMultiplewebsite, performing arts and museum complex, includes Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art and Midland County Historical Society's Heritage Park
Midland County Historical Society's Heritage ParkMidlandMidlandFlint/Tri-CitiesMultiplewebsite, interactive local history exhibits, history of the Dow Chemical Company, 1874 Historic Gothic Victorian House, collection of historic sleighs and carriages and more
Mid-Michigan Children's MuseumSaginawSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesChildren'swebsite
Milford Historical MuseumMilfordOaklandSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseswebsite, operated by the Milford Historical Society, 1835 Greek-revival Victorian house and log cabin
Millington - Arbela Historical Society MuseumMillingtonTuscolaFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite
Mill Race Historical VillageNorthvilleWayneSoutheast MichiganOpen airwebsite, operated by the Northville Historical Society
Milwaukee ClipperMuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganMuseum shipRetired passenger ship and automobile ferry
Mission Point LighthousePeninsula TownshipGrand TraverseNorthern MichiganLighthouse
Model T. Automotive Heritage ComplexDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganAutomotiveHistory of the Ford Model T
Monroe County Historical MuseumMonroeMonroeSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Monroe County Historical Commission, exhibits include George Armstrong Custer, local military, Native American and settler history; Martha Barker Country Store Museum and Navarre Anderson Trading Post Complex are open only by appointment
Monroe County Labor History MuseumMonroeMonroeSoutheast MichiganHistorywebsite, history of organized labor movement in Michigan
Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Historical MuseumMonroeMonroeSoutheast MichiganMilitarywebsite
Montague City MuseumMontagueMuskegonWest MichiganLocal historywebsite
Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer MuseumMontroseGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesTechnologywebsite, antique and novelty telephones and equipment, local history
Morton House MuseumBenton HarborBerrienWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Motorsports Hall of Fame of AmericaNoviOaklandSoutheast MichiganHall of fameHall of fame for drivers on land, sea and air, museum features Indy Cars, stock cars, sports cars, dragsters, race trucks and openwheelers
Motown Historical MuseumDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganMusicAlso known as Hitsville U.S.A., dedicated to the legacy of the Motown Records, its artists and music
Munising Falls Interpretive CenterMunisingAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, located next to Munising Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, natural and cultural history of the area
Museum at Southwestern Michigan CollegeDowagiacCassWest MichiganLocal historywebsite
Museum of Contemporary Art DetroitDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganArt
Museum of Cultural & Natural HistoryMount PleasantIsabellaCentral MichiganMultiplewebsite, part of Central Michigan University, natural history dioramas, cultural artifacts
Museum of New ArtPontiacOaklandSoutheast MichiganArtContemporary art, commonly known as MoNA
Museum of Ojibwa CultureSt. IgnaceMackinacUpper Peninsula of MichiganNative AmericanExhibits include Ojibwa culture and traditions, first contact with French explorers, and the former mission's archaeological past
Museum on Main StreetAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Washtenaw County Historical Society
Museum Ship Valley CampSault Ste. MarieChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganMuseum shipAlso known as Steamship Valley Camp, Great Lakes freighter museum ship housing a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) museum with over 100 maritime exhibits, 4 aquariums and two lifeboats from the wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald
Music House MuseumAcmeGrand TraverseNorthern MichiganMusicwebsite, antique musical instruments and music-making machines from 1870 through 1930
Muskegon Museum of ArtMuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganArtwebsite
Muskegon Heritage MuseumMuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganMultiplewebsite, featuring muskegon's industrial, business and historic homes with working machinery
Nankin Mills Interpretive CenterWestlandWayneSoutheast MichiganNature centerExhibits on local natural and cultural history
National Miniatures Trust MuseumHickory CornersBarryWest MichiganToywebsite, dolls and miniatures, on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum
Navarre-Anderson Trading PostMonroeMonroeSoutheast MichiganHistoryLate 18th century trading post owned by the Monroe County Historical Museum, open for special events and group tours
Negaunee Historical MuseumNegauneeMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation, operated by the Negaunee Historical Society
Nelis' Dutch VillageHollandOttawaWest MichiganCulturewebsite, theme park featuring buildings of authentic Dutch architecture, brick walkways, canals, gardens and special presentations depicting life in a typical village in the Netherlands in the late 19th century; includes Kolean Museum featuring Dutch clothing, farm and cheese making equipment
New Buffalo Railroad MuseumNew BuffaloBerrienWest MichiganRailwaywebsite
New Presque Isle LightPresque IslePresque IsleNorthern MichiganLighthouse
Newton House MuseumDowagiacCassWest MichiganHistoric houseinformation
North Berrien Historical MuseumColomaBerrienWest MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the North Berrien Historical Society, history of the resorts of the Paw Paw Lakes, fruit farming, businesses, industries, and people of the area
Northeast Oakland Historical MuseumOxfordOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Oakland University Art GalleryRochesterOaklandSoutheast MichiganArtwebsite, formerly known as Meadow Brook Art Gallery
Oceana County Historical Park MuseumsHartOceanaWest MichiganOpen airwebsite operated by the Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society, five museums: Swift Lathers Museum, Tool Museum, Boynton Cottage Museum, Transportation Museum, Robinson Museum
Ogemaw Genealogical & Historical Society MuseumWest BranchOgemawNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, museum information
Ontonagon Historical MuseumOntonagonOntonagonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Ontonagon Historical Society, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Old Bailey SchoolHarrisvilleAlconaNorthern MichiganSchoolwebsite, operated by the Alcona Historical Society, open for special events
Old Depot Museum (Michigan)IronwoodGogebicUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation, operated by the Ironwood Area Historical Society
Old Fence Rider Historical CenterEdmoreMontcalmCentral MichiganLocal historywebsite, historical collection of Western heritage
Old Jail MuseumAlleganAlleganWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Allegan County Historical Society, jail and Victorian sheriff's house
Old Mackinac Point LighthouseMackinaw CityCheboyganNorthern MichiganLighthouseLighthouse and museum
Old Mill MuseumDundeeMonroeSoutheast MichiganLocal historyFashion, furniture, farm life, Native Americans, legacy of Henry Ford
Old Presque Isle LightPresque IslePresque IsleNorthern MichiganLighthouseMuseum and inoperative lighthouse
Old Rugged Cross Historical MuseumReed CityOsceolaNorthern MichiganLocal historyinformation
Old VictoriaRockland TownshipOntonagonUpper Peninsula of MichiganOpen airinformation, Victorian copper mining town, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Ortonville Historical Society MuseumOrtonvilleOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historyFacebook site, housed in an old mill
Oscoda Au Sable Historical Society and MuseumOscodaIoscoNorthern Michiganwebsite
Otsego County Historical MuseumGaylordOtsegoNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Otsego County Historical Society
Ottawa Visitor CenterWatersmeetGogebicUpper Peninsula of MichiganNatural historyEnvironmental education programs, maps, area information, interpretive exhibits, accessible trails
Our Savior's Historical MuseumManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganLocal historyinformation, historic Danish Evangelical Lutheran church with exhibits on early Scandinavian settlement in the area
Padzieski Art GalleryDearbornWayneSoutheast MichiganArtwebsite, part of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
Paine-Gillam-Scott MuseumSt. JohnsClintonCentral MichiganLocal historywebsite, also known as the Clinton County Historical Society Museum
Paint Creek Center for the ArtsRochesterOaklandSoutheast MichiganArtwebsite, visual arts center
Parker MillAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganMillLate 19th-century working grain mill
Pascoe House MuseumRepublicMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Republic Area Historical Society
Paulson HouseAu TrainAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoric house1884 Swedish log house
Peninsula Point LightStongintonDeltaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseVisitors can climb the lighthouse tower, operated by Hiawatha National Forest
Pewabic PotteryDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganDecorative artArts & Crafts ceramics and contemporary pottery
Pickford Historical MuseumPickfordChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyOperated by the Pickford Area Historical Society
Pickle Barrel House MuseumGrand MaraisAlgerUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoric houseOperated by the Grand Marais Historical Society
Pigeon Depot MuseumPigeonHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Pigeon Historical Society
Pine Grove Historical MuseumPontiacOaklandSoutheast MichiganMultiplewebsite, operated by the Oakville County Pioneer and Historical Society, complex include Pine Grove, the former estate of Governor Moses Wisner and outbuildings, the Drayton Plains One-Room Schoolhouse, the Carriage House, the Pioneer Museum with tools and farm implements
Pioneer Log Cabin MuseumCassopolisCassWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, tools, farm equipment, quilts and dolls
Pioneer Log VillageBad AxeHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesOpen airwebsite, operated by the Bad Axe Historical Society, pioneer home, general store, school, chapel, barn and blacksmith shop
Plank Road MuseumBreckenridgeGratiotCentral MichiganLocal historyinformation, operated by the Breckenridge-Wheeler Area Historical Society
Plymouth Historical MuseumPlymouthWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, growth of American industry, the advent of the railroad and the invention of the automobile
Podunk House & Pioneer MuseumFentonGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historyinformation, home and museum for the Pioneer Memorial Association of Fenton & Mundy Townships; 1837 Greek-revival pioneer family home, museum with tools and artifacts of early settlers
Point Betsie LightFrankfortBenzieNorthern MichiganLighthouse
Point Iroquois LightWhitefish BayChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society in Hiawatha National Forest
Pointe aux Barques LighthouseHuron TownshipHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesLighthouseTwo museums, one about shipwrecks in Lake Huron, the other about the lighthouse
Polish Home Army MuseumOrchard LakeOaklandSoutheast MichiganMilitaryStruggle for the freedom and independence of Poland during World War II
Port Huron MuseumPort HuronSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganMultipleFive museums: Carnegie Center -- Port Huron Museum, Huron Lightship, Thomas Edison Depot Museum, USCGC Bramble (WLB-392), and Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
Presque Isle County Historical MuseumRogers CityPresque IsleNorthern MichiganLocal historyLocated in the Craftsman-style Bradley House, includes period rooms, toys, Native American artifacts, country store, tools and other exhibits
Public Museum of Grand RapidsGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganLocal historyIncludes a carousel and planetarium
Quincy MineHancockHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - MiningCopper mine, mine buildings and mining exhibits; participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Rankin Art GalleryBig RapidsMecostaNorthern MichiganArtwebsite, part of Ferris State University
Rathbone SchoolEagle Harbor TownshipKeweenawUpper Peninsula of MichiganSchoolOperated by the Keweenaw County Historical Society, 19th century period one room school, participating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Raven Hill Discovery CenterEast JordanCharlevoixNorthern MichiganMultipleRegional science and technology center, also art, history and culture
Rentschler Farm MuseumSalineWashtenawSoutheast MichiganAgriculture, open airOperated by the Saline Historical Society, farm living between the years 1900-1950 with a house and 11 farm outbuildings
R. E. Olds Transportation MuseumLansingInghamCentral MichiganAutomotiveOldsmobiles dating from 1897 to 2004, automobilia, REO Motor Car Company vehicles
River Of History MuseumSault Ste. MarieChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganMaritimewebsite, history of the St. Mary’s River and its inhabitants
River Raisin National Battlefield ParkMonroeMonroeSoutheast MichiganMilitaryBattle site during the War of 1812
University of Michigan School of Art & Design GalleriesAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganArtwebsite, two galleries on North Campus, two other venues
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen FarmRochester HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganOpen airwebsite, 16-acre (65,000 m2) museum complex including a 1927 dairy barn with exhibits about area history
Rockland Township Library MuseumRockland TownshipOntonagonUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation
Roethke HouseSaginawSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesBiographicalwebsite, home of poet Theodore Roethke
Romulus Historical MuseumRomulusWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Royal Oak Historical Society MuseumRoyal OakOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Saarinen House + GardensBloomfield HillsOaklandSoutheast MichiganHistoric housewebsite, home and studio designed by Eliel Saarinen, part of the Cranbrook Art Museum
Saginaw Art MuseumSaginawSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesArtwebsite, American, European, Asian, Egyptian and local art
Saginaw Railway MuseumSaginawSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesRailroadwebsite, operated by the Saginaw Valley Railroad Historical Society, trains, railroad technology, model train exhibit
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship MuseumBay CityBayFlint/Tri-CitiesMaritimeU.S. Navy destroyer USS Edson (DD-946)
Saginaw Valley State University Art GalleryUniversity CenterSaginawFlint/Tri-CitiesArtwebsite, located in the Arbury Fine Arts Center of Saginaw Valley State University, contemporary art
Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration StationCantonWayneSoutheast MichiganMedicalwebsite, health education learning center, open for individuals and families to tour the exhibit gallery on the fourth Thursday of each month
Saline Depot MuseumSalineWashtenawSoutheast MichiganRailroadwebsite, operated by the Saline Historical Society
Samuel Kingsley HouseRomulusWayneSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseinformation, 1855 house, stop along the Underground Railroad
Sand Point LightEscanabaDeltaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Delta County Historical Society, located next to Delta County Historical Museum
Sandcastles Children's MuseumLudingtonMasonNorthern MichiganChildren'swebsite
Sanilac County Historic Village and MuseumPort SanilacSanilacFlint/Tri-CitiesOpen airwebsite, eight historic buildings on a 10-acre (40,000 m2) campus including a 20-room Victorian mansion, 1900 general store, one-room schoolhouse, 1883 log cabin, barn theater, marine shipwreck room, dairy industry museum, carriages, military and Native American exhibits
Saugatuck Center for the ArtsSaugatuckAlleganWest MichiganArtwebsite, performing and visual arts center
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical MuseumDouglasAlleganWest MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, also the 1866 Old School House
Scarab ClubDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganArtArtists' club, gallery, and studio
Scene MetrospaceEast Lansing, MichiganInghamCentral MichiganArtAlternative arts center
Schoolcraft County MuseumManistiqueSchoolcraftUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyOperated by the Schoolcraft County Historical Society
Scolnik HouseMuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, operated by Lakeshore Museum Center, Depression-era period house
Sebewaing Township HallSebewaingHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite, information, operated by the Sebewaing Area Historical Society; also operates the Charles W. Liken House Museum
Selfridge Military Air MuseumSelfridge Air National Guard BaseMacombSoutheast MichiganTransportation - AviationOperated by the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association, over 15 historic planes and exhibits
Selinsky-Green Farmhouse MuseumSaint Clair ShoresMacombSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseinformation, operated by the St. Clair Shores Historical Commission
Seul Choix Point Light and MuseumGulliverSchoolcraftUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Gulliver Historical Society
Shiawassee Arts CenterOwossoShiawasseeCentral MichiganArtwebsite
Shiawassee County Historical SocietyOwossoShiawasseeCentral MichiganLocal historywebsite, information
Shrine of the PinesBaldwinLakeNorthern MichiganDecorative artsRustic pine furniture, also known as the Log Hunting Lodge Museum
Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsBerrienWest MichiganArchaeologywebsite, part of Andrews University, also known as Horn Archaeological Museum
Sindecuse Museum of DentistryAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganMedicalPart of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry; dental practice and technology in the United States and Michigan from the 18th century to today
Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime MuseumGlen HavenLeelanauNorthern MichiganMaritimePart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; Coast Guard and lifesaving history and equipment
Sloan*LongwayFlintGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesMultiplewebsite, regional history, historic automobiles, hands-on science, Longway Planetarium
Southern Michigan Railroad MuseumClintonLenaweeSoutheast MichiganRailroadHeritage railroad and museum
South Manitou Island LightSouth Manitou IslandLeelanauNorthern MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Manitou Island Lighthouse Society
Spirit of the Woods MuseumElks RapidsAntrimNorthern MichiganNative Americanwebsite
SS City of MilwaukeeManisteeManisteeNorthern MichiganMuseum shipGreat Lakes railroad car ferry
St. Clair County Farm MuseumGoodellsSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganAgriculturewebsite, collection of farm equipment
St. Clair Historical MuseumSt. ClairOaklandSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
St. Mary's Historical MuseumRuthHuronFlint/Tri-CitiesHistoric houseinformation, Polish settler log cabin, open by appointment
Standish Depot MuseumStandishArenacFlint/Tri-CitiesRailroadwebsite, stone Detroit and Mackinac Railroad Station, including rolling stock, antique British passenger cars
Steam Railroading InstituteOwossoShiawasseeCentral MichiganRailroadHeritage railroad with steam and diesel locomotives, freight and other cars
Stearns Collection of Musical InstrumentsAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganMusicPart of the University of Michigan, over 2500 pieces of historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world
Steiner MuseumFairviewOscodaNorthern MichiganIndustry - Loggingwebsite, logging and pioneering history and artifacts
Stockton Center at Spring GroveFlintGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesLocal historywebsite
Straight FarmhouseGarden CityWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, home of the Garden City Historical Museum
Stuart House MuseumMackinac IslandEmmetNorthern MichiganLocal history
Sturgeon Point Light House and MuseumHarrisvilleAlconaNorthern MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Alcona Historical Society. On the grounds is the Old Bailey School, a 1907 One-room school house, which was moved there from Mikado, Michigan in 1998.[1]
Tahquamenon Logging MuseumNewberryLuceUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - Logginginformation, information
Tawas Point LightEast TawasIoscoNorthern MichiganLighthouseLocated in Tawas Point State Park
Tecumseh Area Historical MuseumTecumsehLenaweeSoutheast MichiganLocal historyHistory of the communities around Tecumseh, including Macon, Ridgeway, Tipton and Britton
Telephone Pioneer MuseumLansingInghamCentral MichiganTechnologyinformation
Thomas Edison Depot MuseumPort HuronSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganBiographicalOwned and operated by the Port Huron Museum, life of Thomas Edison
Three Oaks Township Library and MuseumThree OaksBerrienWest MichiganLocal historyinformation
Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural MuseumGagetownTuscolaFlint/Tri-CitiesAgriculturewebsite, agriculture tools, equipment, buildings
Top of the Lake Snowmobile MuseumNaubinwayMackinacUpper Peninsula of MichiganSportsinformation, information
Totem Village MuseumSt. IgnaceMackinacUpper Peninsula of MichiganNative Americaninformation
Tower Of HistorySault Ste. MarieChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, observation tower and exhibits of early Missionaries, local & Native American history
Travelers Club International Restaurant & Tuba MuseumOkemosInghamCentral MichiganMusicwebsite, restaurant and collection of tubas, sousaphones, French horns
Trenton Historical MuseumTrentonWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite, operated by the Trenton Historical Commission, Victorian house with local history artifacts
Tri-Cities Historical MuseumGrand HavenOttawaWest MichiganLocal historywebsite, exhibits include Native Americans, early pioneers, lumberjacks, French voyageurs, Victorian period rooms, medicine, agriculture, lumbering, maritime, tourism
Troy Museum and Historic VillageTroyOaklandSoutheast MichiganOpen airTen historic buildings on a village green, museum of local history
Turner-Dodge HouseLansingInghamCentral MichiganHistoric houseMansion operated by the city
Tuskegee Airmen National MuseumDetroitWayneSoutheast MichiganMilitarywebsite, located at Fort Wayne, history of blacks in aviation in World War II up until the integration of the Armed Forces, open by appointment
Ukrainian American Archives and Museum of DetroitHamtramckWayneSoutheast MichiganEthnicUkrainian culture, art and contributions to the United States
University Art Gallery CMUMount PleasantIsabellaCentral MichiganArtwebsite, part of Central Michigan University
University of Michigan Museum of ArtAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganArtFeatures European and Asian art, including some by Pablo Picasso, Helen Frankenthaler, and James McNeill Whistler
University of Michigan Museum of Natural HistoryAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganNatural historyPart of the University of Michigan, dinosaur exhibits, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology and a planetarium. University of Michigan research museums: Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Paleontology, Museum of Zoology, University Herbarium
Upper Peninsula Children's MuseumMarquetteMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganChildren'swebsite
Upper Peninsula Firefighter's Memorial MuseumCalumetHoughtonUpper Peninsula of MichiganFirefightingParticipating institution in Keweenaw National Historical Park
U.P. Steam & Gas Engine Village & MuseumEscanabaDeltaUpper Peninsula of MichiganTechnologywebsite, operated by the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association, open for special events
Urban Institute for Contemporary ArtsGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganArtwebsite
USCGC Bramble (WLB-392)Port HuronSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganMuseum shipPart of Port Huron Museum, 180-foot (55 m) seagoing buoy tender
USS LST-393MuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganMuseum shipLST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II
USS Silversides (SS-236)MuskegonMuskegonWest MichiganMuseum shipGato class submarine
U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and MuseumIshpemingMarquetteUpper Peninsula of MichiganHall of fame - Sports
Van Buren Historical Society MuseumHartfordVan BurenWest MichiganLocal historyinformation, information
Vicksburg Historic VillageVicksburgKalamazooWest MichiganOpen airwebsite, operated by the Vicksburg Historical Society, includes the Vicksburg Depot Museum with railroad cars and equipment, a print shop, school house, express office, farm house and barn
Voigt House Victorian MuseumGrand RapidsKentWest MichiganHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Public Museum of Grand Rapids
Wakefield Historical Society MuseumWakefieldGogebicUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historyinformation
Walker TavernBrooklynLenaweeSoutheast MichiganHistoryExhibits focus on Michigan's frontier settlement and stagecoach eras during the first half of the 19th century
Waterloo Farm MuseumWaterlooJacksonCentral MichiganAgriculturewebsite, operated by the Waterloo Historical Society, includes 10 room farmhouse and many outbuildings, also nearby Dewey School, a one-room schoolhouse
Water Street Historic BlockSault Ste. MarieChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganHistoric houseswebsite, cooperative effort between the Chippewa County Historical Society, Sault Historic Sites, & the City of Sault Ste. Marie; includes Johnston House & Henry Rowe Schoolcraft office
Wayne Historical MuseumWayneWayneSoutheast MichiganLocal historywebsite
Webster Township MuseumWebster TownshipWashtenawSoutheast MichiganOpen airinformation, operated by the Webster Township Historical Society, complex includes Town Hall, school, blacksmith shop
W.K. Kellogg Manor HouseGull LakeBarryWest MichiganHistoric housePart of Kellogg Biological Station, 32-acre (130,000 m2) estate includes a Tudor Revival house, carriage house, chauffeur's cottage, boathouse, Dutch windmill, lakeside pagoda and several gardens
Wellington Farm ParkGraylingCrawfordNorthern MichiganOpen airwebsite, rural mid-America during the Great Depression
Westland Historical ParkWestlandWayneSoutheast MichiganHistoric housewebsite, includes Felton Farmhouse, a typical Michigan farmhouse built in the 1850s and the Collins House, which stores the Commission's historical archives
West Shore Fishing MuseumCedar RiverMenonimeeUpper Peninsula of MichiganIndustry - Fishinginformation, information, operated by the Bailey Property Preservation Association
Wexford County Historical MuseumCadillacWexfordNorthern MichiganLocal historywebsite
Whaley Historic House MuseumFlintGeneseeFlint/Tri-CitiesHistoric housewebsite, late Victorian house
Wheels of History MuseumBrimleyChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLocal historywebsite, railroads, logging, fishing exhibits, operated by the Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Society
Whitefish Point LightParadiseChippewaUpper Peninsula of MichiganLighthouseOperated by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society
White Pine VillageLudingtonMasonNorthern MichiganOpen airOperated by the Mason County Historical Society, 25 buildings
White River Light Station MuseumWhitehallMuskegonWest MichiganLighthouse
William Bonifas Fine Arts CenterEscanabaDeltaUpper Peninsula of MichiganArtwebsite, gallery exhibits, art workshops, classes and theatrical productions
William G. Thompson House MuseumHudsonLenaweeSoutheast MichiganHistoric housewebsite, late 19th-century home of Detroit mayor William G. Thompson, contains Japanese woodblocks, Chinese Jade and hard stone carvings, cloisonné vases, English and Continental art, antique porcelain and glass,
William L. Clements LibraryAnn ArborWashtenawSoutheast MichiganHistoryPart of the University of Michigan, exhibits about American history from the Age of Discovery into the 20th century
Wills Ste. Claire Auto MuseumMarysvilleSt. ClairSoutheast MichiganAutomotiveHistory of Childe Wills and the Wills Sainte Claire automobile
Windmill Island GardensHollandOttawaWest MichiganMillwebsite, 240-year-old working Dutch windmill on 36 acres (150,000 m2) of gardens; Posthouse Museum is a replica of a 14th-century wayside inn
Wing House MuseumColdwaterBranchCentral MichiganHistoric housewebsite, late 19th-century period home of the Branch County Historical Society
Witch's Hat Depot MuseumSouth LyonOaklandSoutheast MichiganOpen airwebsite, local history museum in former train depot, includes caboose, freight house and chapel buildings
Wolcott Mill MetroparkRay TownshipMacombSoutheast MichiganAgriculturePark features historic mill, barn museum of agriculture, working farm
World War II Glider and Military MuseumIron MountainDickinsonUpper Peninsula of MichiganMilitarywebsite, operated by the Menominee Range Historical Foundation, features a restored Waco CG-4 glider, military uniforms, World War II photographs, Nazi Germany artifacts, military vehicles
Wyandotte MuseumsWyandotteWayneSoutheast MichiganHistoric houseEarly 20th century period Ford-MacNichol House, also local history and art exhibits
Yankee Air MuseumOscodaIoscoNorthern MichiganAviationDivision at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport
Yankee Air MuseumYpsilantiWashtenawSoutheast MichiganAviationDivision at Willow Run Airport
Ye Ole Carriage ShopSpring ArborJacksonCentral MichiganAutomotivewebsite, open by appointment, "Jackson made" automobiles and a large Coca-Cola collection
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage CollectionYpsilantiWashtenawSoutheast MichiganAutomotiveProduction cars from the Willow Run Plant and Hudson Motors
Ypsilanti Historical MuseumYpsilantiWashtenawSoutheast MichiganLocal historyHome of the Ypsilanti Historical Society, 1860 house with period rooms and local history exhibits
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & LifewaysMount PleasantIsabellaCentral MichiganNative Americanwebsite

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Michigan's main regions:

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