We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Historical Museum of Bay County

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Well run and informative time capsule

Really interesting place, intelligently laid out logical tour. Lots of cool displays including interesting windows on local prominent citizens and we had not idea of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Chosen 1
,
Lapeer, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lapeer, Michigan
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really interesting place, intelligently laid out logical tour. Lots of cool displays including interesting windows on local prominent citizens and we had not idea of the contribution made by Bay City in WW2. Lots of cool stuff to look at. Upstairs in the maritime museum is another world altogether. Nice and tidy building. Take at least an hour to look... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kentwood, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderful place to visit, learn, and people watch. While some choose to forget their history, if you do you can brush up on it here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royal Oak, Michigan
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

it was free to good place they take donations. they had a good mix of the local history from early to present

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I liked that there was a lot of information about Bay County. Sometimes there was a bit too much info, since I'm the kind of person who wants to read everything, and it might have been better to have more photos or graphics. Still, I definitely recommend a visit here for anyone curious about the history of this area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This historical museum is fabulous! There were so many industries happening in the Bay City area for the last 150 years it is astounding. I kept saying to my sister "Who Knew all this was here?" I was fascinated and we spent a lot of time there in the museum and saw a lot of information on many family and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tri Cities
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Soooo much text ....light on display items / vignettes. Text inside glass cases difficult to read due to glass glare. So much to read and not so much to view. Was disappointed nothing about sunken ship shells / remains .....that were visible first time in a long time at the BC riverfront ......since we were there for the special ship... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bentley, Michigan
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I have been here a few times since I am from Bay City in Bay County ... I love the local history and enjoy the story of my hometown.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

They have so much information about the Bay County area. It is free to go through , but you can leave a donation if you want. No pressure a box is there if you choose to. Very detailed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

I didn't have high expectations for a small, local museum. I was wrong. This is a very nicely laid-out and informative venue. I learned a lot about Bay County and had a good time. The ladies on staff were very helpful and very informative. This was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bloomingdale, Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Freindly staff, fun, well done, air conditioned, something for everyone

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Historical Museum of Bay County also viewed

 

Been to The Historical Museum of Bay County? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Historical Museum of Bay County staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?