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Monroe County Museum System


126 South Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Museum: 734.240.7780
Archives: 734.240.7790

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Mission Statement

At the Monroe County Museum, we fuel and cultivate our visitors' curiosity through the exploration of Monroe County's rich and varied stories, joining together to unearth meaning and illuminate relevant connections between the past, present, and future.

2020 Hours of Operation

Monroe County Museum

126 South Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Sundays: 12 pm to 5 pm
Thursdays through Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm

Monroe County Local History Division Archives
126 South Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
(Located on the second floor of the museum.)
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the Monroe County Archives are closed. Please call or email Local History Division staff with research requests. Once Monroe County has been placed into Risk Phase 5: Low Risk, the Monroe County Archives will be open to by appointment requests. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Territorial Park
3815 North Custer Road

Monroe, Michigan 48162
Grounds: Open year round
Structures: Currently closed. Once Monroe County has been placed into Risk Phase 5: Low Risk, the historic buildings of the site will reopen.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum
1095 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
Memorial: Open year round
Museum: May through September, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12 pm to 4 pm

Suggested Admission for All Sites
Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted)
Non-Residents: Suggested donation of $5 per adult, $3.00 per child/student (5 yrs-17), under 5 years FREE.

For a printable version, click HERE.
Parking at the Museum

About the Monroe County Museum System

The Monroe County Museum is a department of the County of Monroe, Michigan. We manage the County Museum located in downtown Monroe, Michigan and the Territorial Park on the River Raisin in Frenchtown and Raisinville Townships which includes the 1789 Navarre-Anderson Trading Post, 1810 Navarre-Morris Kitchen, Replica French-Canadian Barn and Bake Oven, and the 1864 Papermill School. With the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 142, we assist in the operations of the Vietnam Veterans Museum located in Heck Park in Monroe, Michigan.

For a complete listing of our staff members and current Trustees, look to our Directory. Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public and are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Check our Calendar for any changes to this schedule, such as change of venue or meeting cancellation, as well as information about our scheduled events and programs for all ages. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Board of Trustee meetings may be held via Zoom.

2020 Spirit of Service Awards CLOSED
Applications are closed for the 2020 Spirit of Service Awards. Applications were due February 29, 2020. Click HERE to download a fillable application.

2020 Historical Projects Fund Application - Fall Disbursement
We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Historical Projects Fund - Fall Disbursement. Applications are due by Saturday, November 7, 2020. Click HERE to download a fillable application.

Volunteer Application
Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Monroe County Museum System? Click HERE for an application.