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Plymouth Historical Museum

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Address: 155 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170-1635
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+1 734-455-8940
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13:00 - 16:00
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Wed 13:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Travel back in time through the Plymouth community's example of the...

Travel back in time through the Plymouth community's example of the American Experience. Learn how the growth of American industry, the advent of the railroad and the invention of the automobile changed America's small towns, especially Plymouth, Michigan.

            The Plymouth Historical Museum features a late 19th-century Victorian recreation of Main Street, tracing the growth of the small town from the railroad depot to the general store. The largest Lincoln collection in the state of Michigan is housed in a separate room off of Main Street. And a Timeline of Plymouth is the newest permanent exhibit, featuring displays on the Daisy Air Rifle, Ford Village Industries, the Alter Motor Car, World War II, communication history, and much more.

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A must for fans of Daisy BB guns

This is a great little local museum in the town that was the site of the original Daisy BB Gun factory. In fact, the museum has one" little corner" of the factory on display with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Plymouth, Michigan
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little local museum in the town that was the site of the original Daisy BB Gun factory. In fact, the museum has one" little corner" of the factory on display with the original wooden floor that is imbedded with hundreds if not thousands of BBs. There are lots other little artifacts from this typical midwest town... More 

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Sherrie B, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this review Fred! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. The Daisy exhibit is especially dear to out hearts as well. More 

Plymouth, Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Be sure to spend some time visiting this museum. Exhibits change throughout the year. Inside the museum, many vignettes are created to tell a story. Mannequins are dressed in vintage clothing. The shops that line the "street" have beautiful exhibits with excellent signage. You will enjoy your visit.

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1 Thank buffy45
Plymouth, Michigan
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The whole place was filled with things from the movie a few years ago. With little areas set up to look like the inside of Ralphie's house and historical facts, it was so cute to see! The museum overall is a hidden gem. Such neat things to look at and learn. I hope they do more Christmas displays this year.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This isn't a National museum, so make sure you manage expectations accordingly. However, if you're looking to experience the flavor of the local area over the last 200-250 year, native Americans, pioneers, etc., it's a nice visit. You can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. All depends on what you want to take in and how... More 

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1 Thank Mihol57
Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Plymouth Historical Museum was very informative and entertaining. They change exhibits regularly and their docent William was VERY helpful and informative about all things Abe Lincoln. In fact, just go there and visit William. You will learn a lot!

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1 Thank Vegabond226
Ferndale, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016

You can't beat free. A cool little museum. The Lincoln exhibit was worth seeing, and the Plymouth Timeline was another highlight.

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1 Thank Robert P
Newquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

When visiting Plymouth we often pop into this Museum for a look around. Its not the biggest museum in the world but t should grab your interest and its free !!

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2 Thank icarus777
Waterford, Michigan
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

An excellent example of a small local historical museum. The Plymouth Timeline in the basement has tons of artifacts from the 1800s to 1950s. Almost too much - it borders on overcrowded, but everything is view-able. Also several "seek and record" activities for the younger crowd. We went in December for the "Christmas Story" themed exhibit - Red Ryder BB... More 

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1 Thank John J
London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

They tried to be very helpfull but at times this was overbearing They have some interesting things with a lot on Lincoln. The ethnocentricity of the guides was in some cases very painful and disturbing

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25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

My friend and I decided to visit this historic museum because it not only has historical items about the city of Plymouth,they also have a great Abraham Lincoln section and revolving exhibit and this revolving one had story lines from the infamous movie the Christmas story and life sized figurines. Sadly the items on display were not from the actually... More 

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