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Address: 425 River Street, Manistee, MI
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Two connected storefronts, the Manistee Historical Museum's rooms each...

Two connected storefronts, the Manistee Historical Museum's rooms each reflect life in a different era.

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An incredible collection for a small museum

If you are a history lover, this museum has been here for many decades, and their collection reflects it. Both local and general history is portrayed in a huge collection, well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you are a history lover, this museum has been here for many decades, and their collection reflects it. Both local and general history is portrayed in a huge collection, well laid out and presented. We were lucky enough to have an older gentleman (quite informed himself) give us his personal tour. Located on the south side of the main... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I went because I was born in Manistee and hoped to see some of its past. You really mostly get old random stuff. I did not enjoy it a whole lot. The guy explaining some of the stuff was a nice guy though.

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Thank Stephen S
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had no idea what was in store for us, when we walked through the doors of this old building. We were greeted by a very nice young man, who immediately gave us a quick run down on what was inside. We had such a grand time, wandering through the downstairs, with all the great displays. Then we went upstairs... More 

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Mayville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Museum was open all year hard to find ones in feb open. Great people to guide you around. very knowledgeable , lots of things to see here . 2 floors a lot local history . only 3$ well worth it

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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

With several permanent displays as well as an array of memorabilia, it is a great way to explore the history of this area.

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Hooversville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We had a very nice time learning about the local early times of Manistee. They have lots of great relics to look at and admire. It was nice to have one of the locals as a tour guide through the building. (I am guessing the guide does not always tour people, but it was great to hear about some of... More 

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Manistee, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you want to know about the local history of Manistee... this is the place to go. There are a lot of relics on display... but the displaying of the "Stuff" is well... not what you would expect in a Museum. Basically two old stow fronts jam packed with stuff. Lots of Stuff and if you go to the old... More 

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Thank Patrick P
Otis Orchards, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The gentlemen who were operating the museum were incredibly nice and helpful. I was looking for specific information relating to my family's history and they were able to find references to newspaper articles, obituaries, and they had the post office counter and mailboxes that my great-great-grandfather used as the first postmaster of East Lake, MI.

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Harrison, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

My husband and I enjoyed walking through this fantastic museum while downtown! So many things to see and we will come back to spend more time in this museum! If you enjoy museums and history, this is a must see while in Manistee! The history is out of this world!

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Thank Sassy98
Tecumseh, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

This museum will give you a great overview of the history of Manistee and its logging heritage as well as information about shipping on Lake Michiagn...

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