History comes back to life at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Michigan! The aim of this popular museum is to collect, preserve, display and interpret the cultural and historic records of Northwest Ottawa County. That also means that when you visit, you'll be looking through the windows of time into this exact history. It's a great learning experience for the kids!
Your day out to Tri-Cities Historical Museum will be a unique mix of culture and history. Whether you have an entire day, or just an hour, a trip to this museum should fascinate and entertain the entire family.
There are three floors of experiences and exhibits within the museum, displayed in a way that allows you to orient the past with the present. You'll find a combination of permanent exhibits, as well as temporary exhibits, so if you want to go back, there can be something new to see!
All of the exhibits tell a story. Kids can learn about the Native American contribution to the fur trade, as well as learning about the lives of early settlers as well as industry, commerce and daily life.
Kids can also experience what life was really like in the 20th century, with an authentically recreated soda fountain to highlight one of Grand Haven's largest industries in the past, as well as a 1920s doctors office, and a display of early medical tools!
Kids, you might just be glad you live in the 21st century!
Some of the exhibits also showcase cultures from all around the globe, giving kids a real insight into not only local history, but world cultures too.
With additional tours on offer too, it's no wonder Tri-Cities Historial Museum is popular with history loving families!
Free! But donations welcomed
Same as adult
Check out the tours they offer! There are hour long walking tours offered monthly each summer, or cemetery tours that can last up to 3 hours.
There is a Museum Store where you can pick up a wide variety of products inspired by the exhibits and educational programs, plus a wonderful selection of arts and crafts made by local artisans. The book nook is stocked with a fascinating selection of reading materials on local and Michigan history, with many fun titles for children.
They offer a number of different tour types pending the grade of the students. Make sure you book school tours at least two weeks in advance, especially in spring!
Just speak to them about the accessibility if you have any questions!