FREE Jackson County Museum Day

2021 Jackson County Museum Day is Saturday, May 8th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hit up all your favorite Jackson museums on Museum Day for FREE on Saturday, May 8th, 2021.

Some locations will host an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours while others are hosting safe and socially distanced child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and providing guided tours. With Museum Day intentionally planned on Mother’s Day weekend, it is a great opportunity for families to get together and learn more about their community’s history while checking some local museums off their bucket list. Many museums will be giving away a Museum Day gift basket as well. 

New this year, all museums will be offering a virtual experience for guests. With capacity limits in place due to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, museums wanted to offer another option for guests to experience their museums. Each museum along with Experience Jackson will be premiering featured museum videos as part of Free Jackson County Museum Day in partnership with Good Things Going - Jackson. To view other vidoes from Good Things Going - Jackson, check out their facebook page

Museums offering in-person activities will require face masks, social distancing and other safety protocols as necessary. Please contact each museum directly for more information on their participatin in Museum Day.

The Jackson County Museum Day Participants are listed below.

  • Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Walker Tavern

1322 M-50, Brooklyn, MI 49230 | (517) 241-0731

  • Ella Sharp Museum

3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI 49203 | (517) 787-2320

Visitors to Ella Sharp Museum can enjoy the museum galleries, historic farm lane, a show in the Hurst Planetarium and enjoy a Hillside Farmhouse tour. Planetarium shows and Farmhouse tours will be offered every hour on the hour. Tours run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with the last admittance at 3 p.m. Food trucks, Tiki Sam’s Pizza and  Dancing Dobb, will be set up outdoors on Farmlane for visitors to purchase food and beverages.  

  • Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society

105 Fairview Street, Hanover, MI 49210 | (517) 563-8927

  • Lost Railway Museum

142 West Michigan Avenue, Grass Lake, MI 49240 | 517-522-9500

  • The Mann House

205 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237 | (517) 241-0731

  • Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum

10138 Tompkins Road, Rives Junction, MI 49277 | (517) 962-3398

  • Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum

13493 Waterloo Munith Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240 | (517) 596-2254

  • Ye Old Carriage Shop Auto Museum

3537 Henderson Road, Spring Arbor, MI 49283 |(517) 750-4300 

  • The Hubbard Memorial Museum

317 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237 | (517) 524-6268

  • Michigan Military Heritage Museum

153 North Union St, Grass Lake, MI 49240 | 517-926-6696

Offers visitors a unique experience into Michigan’s Military history. We feature over 50 full figure mannequins dressed in military attire from the 1700’s to the present. 

At the present time our 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2, is one of our highlights along with our WW1 trench display and Model T Ambulance. Finally, see our General Withington display, Jackson County’s hero from the Civil War.

  • The Coe House Museum & Grass Lake Area Historical Connection

371 W. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake, MI 49240 


Museum Day is proudly promoted by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County, Experience Jackson and participating museums. 


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