Location: Michigan Historical Museum, Lansing
The general tour is a self-guided tour of the Michigan Historical Museum's permanent exhibits. Groups receive a brief orientation to the museum before their tour. Plan approximately 90 minutes for the tour. Please see our admission fee FAQ.
- Download the Michigan Historical Museum Gallery Map - PDF to use on your self-guided tour.
If anyone in your group has a special need (e.g. wheelchair, sign language, interpreter for a foreign language), share that information when you callwe do our best to meet our visitors' needs.
Teachers and chaperons are responsible for their students' behavior. Chaperon requirements are one chaperon for every four or five students.
Best Times to Visit
The museum is busiest during the spring field trip season. We encourage teachers and other group leaders to plan your visit for other times of the year when your group can get the most out of the museum experience.
When You Arrive
Please check your group in at the information desk located inside the south entrance of the Michigan Library and Historical Center.
Lunch at the Michigan Historical Museum
Students and chaperons can bring sack lunches and eat at the museum's dining hall located on the first floor, across from the Museum Store. Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis. A snack shop is open weekdays and offers items such as pizza, sandwiches and soups.
You'll find more need-to-know information on our Michigan Historical Museum visitor information page.