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Things To Do - Historic Sites

Historic Sites

These monuments, memorialsand special buildings are woven into the fabric of our community. Get to know the area, or the roots of a loved one by exploring these treasured structures which act as a living history book for the region. 


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Beaumont Tower
  • West Circle Dr. near the MSU Museum
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Phone: (517) 432-4066
  • Web:

Beaumont Tower marks the site of Old College Hall-the first building in America erected for instruction in scientific …more

Courthouse Square Association
  • 100 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • Charlotte, MI 48813
  • Phone: (517) 543-6999
  • Fax: (517) 543-6999
  • Web:

The historic courthouse square in downtown Charlotte holds the 1885 Renaissance Revival Eaton County Courthouse. On the …more

Ingham County Courthouse
  • 341 S. Jefferson
  • Mason, MI 48854
  • Phone: (517) 676-7200
  • Web:

Standing in the center of downtown Mason, this 100-year-old-plus courthouse was placed on the National Register of …more

Malcolm X Homesite Marker
  • Vincent Court at MLK Blvd.
  • Lansing, MI 48917

Malcolm X, eloquent spokesman for civil rights and for the oppressed everywhere, lived in Lansing in the 1930s on a site …more

Meridian Historical Village

Located in the shadow of the Meridian Mall, the Meridian Historical Village provides a slice of 19th-century settler …more

Michigan Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • East of the Hall of Justice between Ottawa and Allegan Streets
  • Lansing, MI 48933
  • Phone: (517) 335-6523
  • Web:

Erected and dedicated in 2001, this monument is a powerful tribute to the 2,651 Michigan casualties who died during the …more

Remembrance Memorial
  • Located on the northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Grand Ave. in Wentworth Park.
  • Lansing,

The memorial is a 10-foot "H beam" salvaged from the World Trade Center and honors those who lost their lives in New …more

State Capitol Building

Step back into the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan's award-winning Capitol Building. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, …more

Turner-Dodge House and Heritage Center

A fine example of Classical Revival architecture, the Turner-Dodge mansion is a National Historic Registered Place. The …more