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Michigan History Center and Archives of Michigan

702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915
Phone: (517) 335-2573
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The Michigan History Center surrounds visitors with Michigan history from the end of the Ice Age through the late twentieth century. Major exhibit environments include a three-story relief map of Michigan, a hand-painted mural of traditional Anishinaabe lifeways and culture, a walk-through Upper Peninsula copper mine, a one-room schoolhouse, a 1920s street scene, an 1950s auto show, and a lakes and lands diorama complete with a rustic cabin and lighthouse. Explore all 26 permanent galleries, located on four levels. Don't miss the changing exhibit gallery on the ground floor. The museum store offers unique items that have been carefully selected to reflect Michigan's rich heritage.

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  • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • MC, V, DIS
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  • Directions: FROM NORTH: 127 South to 496 West. Take 496 West to Grand Avenue (Exit 7A). Turn right (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 4 blocks to Washtenaw St. Turn left (west) on Washtenaw St. Go approximately 6 blocks. Museum is at the corner of Washtenaw St. and Sycamore St. FROM EAST: 96 East to 127 North (Exit 106B). Take 127 North to 496 West. Take 496 West to Grand Avenue (Exit 7A). Turn right (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 4 blocks to Washtenaw St. Turn left (west) on Washtenaw St. Go approximately 6 blocks. Museum is at the corner of Washtenaw St. and Sycamore St. FROM SOUTH: 127 North to 496 West. Take 496 West to Grand Avenue (Exit 7A). Turn right (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 4 blocks to Washtenaw St. Turn left (west) on Washtenaw St. Go approximately 6 blocks. Museum is at the corner of Washtenaw St. and Sycamore St. FROM WEST: 96 East to 496/Downtown Lansing (Exit 95). Take 496 East to Pine-Walnut Sts. (Exit 6). Take exit to Grand Avenue. Turn left (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 4 blocks to Washtenaw St. Turn left (west) on Washtenaw St. Go approximately 6 blocks. Museum is at the corner of Washtenaw St. and Sycamore St.
  • Hours of Operation: Beginning Sept. 7, 2021: The Michigan History Center is open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m. Closed holidays. The Archives of Michigan is open Mon.-Fri. 1-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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  • Admission Price: Museum Admission: Adults $8, seniors $6, ages 6-17 $4, ages 5 and under free. Sundays are free for everyone. The archives is free.
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Facility Info
  • Reception Capacity 1500
  • Theatre Capacity 223
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 60