The museum is open year-round & general admission is free

  • Summer Hours (May-August):
    Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday: By Appointment Only

  • Winter Hours (September-April):
    Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The North Berrien Historical Museum will be closed for the following days:
New Year's Day, January 2nd, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and December 26th.

Please join us and explore Southwest Michigan history at our museum. Over 10,000 years of human history are displayed at the museum, from archaeology to modern technology. The main gallery features Native Americans, lake resorts, rural schools, Lake Michigan shipwrecks, daily life, and local businesses. The Nichols-Beverly Barn holds lumbering tools, farm equipment and transportation displays. Highlights include a 1934 Parrett Tractor, a 1924 Dodge, and a fruit grading machine, all used by local fruit farmers. Our Print Shop contains the original newspaper linotype and other printing artifacts from the Watervliet Record. The Carter House (c. 1860) tells the story of the museum property and holds events throughout the year. Temporary and traveling exhibits also feature a range of topics in local and national history. 

All buildings are handicap accessible. Groups of ten or more interested in a guided tour are encouraged to give advance notice.