Visit your favorite Jackson museums on Museum Day for FREE on Saturday, May 7, 2022 (between 10 AM and 4 PM).

Eleven Jackson County museum locations will host an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours alongside child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and providing guided tours during the event. 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. 

Each museum will also be giving away a Museum Day prize on site. Download the FREE Experience Jackson app to prepare for easy prize entry. Museum Day WiFi hotspots are provided by Jackson District Library. For those without smart phones, paper entries will also be collected on-site.

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


Jackson County Museum Day Participants Include:


  • Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Walker Tavern

13220 M-50, Brooklyn, MI 49230 | (517) 930-3806

Self-guided tours of the visitor center and barn

  • Ella Sharp Museum

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

Museum galleries, historic farm lane, a show in the Hurst Planetarium, and 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.

  • Grass Lake Area Historical Society & Coe House Museum

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

Self-guided tours of the Coe House Museum and grounds

  • Conklin Reed Organ Museum & Heritage Park

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

Museum tours and refreshments, antique farm equipment, barn tours, Kids On The Farm activities, Mother’s Day planting for children

  • Lost Railway Museum

142 West Michigan Ave., Grass Lake, MI 49240 | (517) 522-9500

Self-guided tours, audio docent tours and rides on the new virtual Boland Express

  • The Mann House

205 Hanover St., Concord, MI 49237 | (517) 930-3806

Guided tours of the house.

  • Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum

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

Museum tours, schoolhouse tours, log cabin tours, weaver demos, blacksmith demos and tractor pull

  • Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum

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

Tour of 13-room farmhouse, log House and harm buildings, and demonstrations

  • Ye Old Carriage Shop Auto Museum

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

Guided tours, coloring books activities for children, and refreshments

  • Michigan's Military Heritage Museum (New Location)

311 N. Wisner St., Jackson, MI 49201 | (517) 926-6696

  • First Universalist Church Building in Concord

200 Hanover St., Concord, MI 49237 | (517) 524-8891

The sanctuary of the First Universalist Church building will be open during the day


Museum Day is proudly promoted by Experience Jackson and participating museums. 


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