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The Historical Museum of Bay County

321 Washington Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-5837
+1 989-893-5733
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Interesting info & insight into Maritime History of Bay City

It was a really nice time for us! Permanent display is great as well as special exhibits. Small... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Tri Cities
Nice small town museum

This is right downtown, next to City Hall which also deserves a visit. The museum is small but... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
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“local history” (3 reviews)
“two stories” (2 reviews)
321 Washington Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-5837
+1 989-893-5733
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It was a really nice time for us! Permanent display is great as well as special exhibits. Small gift shop has some great books on butterflies and birds as well as interesting books on local history and more! Friendly staff too!

Thank UberLiciousVintage
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is right downtown, next to City Hall which also deserves a visit. The museum is small but perfect for rainy days or in between activities. It's close to restaurants and shops. The museum has original war vehicles memorabilia along with native american, lumber, early...More

Thank 207alba9
Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you are visiting the area or live here the museum is well worth a visit. Rotating exhibits keeps it fresh so there is something to see each time. The upstairs exhibits are my favorites, a picture of the man who used to own my...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This museum is located on Washington Avenue in Bay City, Michigan. It is handicap accessible in the rear of building. A self-guiding tour in a historical building. As you walk through the rooms, you see how lumber, coal, the Michigan waterways, all helped to develop...More

Thank lin c
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Every display is interesting and set up beautifully. It is thought provoking and leaves you wanting to know more and more. Go when you have plenty of time to browse!!

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We spent nearly 3 hours in this free attraction, and if we had more time, it would have been longer. The theater has over 6 hours of film on demand, with various subjects. There is a small gift shop, and two stories of exhibits, most...More

2  Thank edq88222
Reviewed 6 August 2016

A great place to go to learn about the history of Bay City and the surrounding area. A place to take your grandkids

Thank grandpahaight
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter Madison and I love to walk on Center and enjoy the Architecture and Floral on Center. The Historical plaques help to keep it interesting and educate you about your walk. It is great in all four seasons. Take a look at the houses...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I'll be honest, I wasn't all that interested in a good amount of the exhibits in the museum (early Native Americans, shipping aren't my thing). However, I won't let my lack of topical interest cloud my review. The museum is nice - the displays are...More

1  Thank xcheck28
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I volunteer at the museum library. Also have been to several of the temporary and permanent exhibits. On first Saturdays they have a speaker on a topical subject. Staff and volunteers are eager to assist people in learning about Bay County in general or their...More

Thank googoo4
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