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Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum

Open Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
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Bruce Catton Would be Proud

An excellent local history museum. It covers local culture, economics and historic moments... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
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Nice History Lesson

Very nice and helpful staff. Learn local history and more. Every small town should have this choice... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Jon C
Honor, Michigan
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23 Aug 2018
“Bruce Catton Would be Proud”
18 Oct 2016
“Nice History Lesson”
Our mission is to inspire people to explore the past! The Benzie Area Historical Society seeks to educate and entertain the public about Benzie County and many of communities that boarder it, through exhibits at the museum and programs held...more
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6941 Traverse Avenue, Benzonia, MI 49616
+1 231-882-5539
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

An excellent local history museum. It covers local culture, economics and historic moments - storms, fires etc. A nice respect for the native Americans as well. Distinctive among local history endeavors for its quality.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice and helpful staff. Learn local history and more. Every small town should have this choice for the kids to learn about where they live.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jon C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

For anyone wanting to know about the history of Benzie county this is a very fun place to visit. The staff is so knowledgeable about the area.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank candbfrench
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We really enjoyed this little museum. It was absolutely perfect for our five year old. Small enough to walk through quickly, but lots of fun artifacts that help a child really see the history. And, they had a small kids room upstairs where he could...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank EPB30
Reviewed 2 August 2015

When traveling we often visit the local history museum. This is probably one of the best that we have ever been too. The exhibits were well done and engaging. Even if you are not from the Benzie area, this is a great place to learn...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank patriciabA2753PW
Reviewed 12 April 2015

much to learn about the area! We did not even realize how much stuff was here it was great fun and very informative.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Luight
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Unlike many museums, this is not a jumbled collection of stuff, but a museum that tells the story of the local area. In addition to the tales of logging camps and ferries across Lake Michigan and summer camps, they have a corner dedicated to local...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Housed in an old Victorian church in the historical section of Benzonia, this museum houses a variety of objects and photographs of the history of Benzie County. Going there is a step into the past. They also have meetings of the Geneology Society, among other...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Susana G
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Well designed exhibits with fun and interesting information about the Benzie area. Programs throughout the year are informative and bring in local experts. Docents are friendly and well versed on the exhibits and very approachable. Everyone should make a stop while they are visiting the...More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank Michigancritter
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This is the nicest local museum I have visited. The artifacts are nicely displayed, well lighted and labeled. There are a lot of items to look at, but they are not crowded together. If you are in the area, this is a great place to...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank dhinkley66
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