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“Informative - We a friendly employee!”

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum
Ranked #13 of 31 things to do in Saugatuck
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Informative - We a friendly employee!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

While my partner climbed the stairs to Mount Baldhead, I took my time walking by the Harbor and seeing the Historical Museum. The exhibit was nice, I loved the interactive historical map, but in particular, the museum employee (volunteer) was so nice, knowledgeable, and showed a genuine love for the area. It was a great little pit stop.

Visited August 2013
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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449 reviews
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“Why Is This Place Around?”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were at Mount Baldhead Park and wondered over to this Museum to take a peak. It was closed and we were there on a Saturday afternoon, peak season. I guess they really want to preserve what is inside.

Visited August 2013
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maple, ontario
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lots of History”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Free museum in which to check out local history. Right at the bottom of Mount Baldhead so you can enjoy both excursions in one afternoon. We took the Chain Ferry across ($1 per person each way!!!) from the main town. I appreciated that the person that was working in the museum tried to engage the kids in a treasure hunt inside the museum.

Visited August 2013
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Illinois
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148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“New branch in Douglas Old School House”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum has another location apparently recently opened in the Old School House on Center Street in Douglas. First I will say that the building has been gorgeously restored and has a lovely garden with a totel pole and fishing boat display outside. We stopped by when visiting Douglas as I had a historical question. Unfortunately most of the information and literature seems to be about Saugatuck. In addition the young woman who was there at the time was not very knowlegable about Douglas and suggested that we look through the many books on display for our answer. She said they usually tell visitors to look through the books. Perhaps we would have had better luck at the library across the street but we were running out of time. Hopefully the museum has other employess/volunteers who have some knowledge of the town.

Visited August 2013
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“Expertly archived, Beautifully displayed, Welcoming staff.”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

The Saugatuck Douglas Historical Museum is a gem. The villagers who donate endless hours to create this museum and archive the duel villages historical contributions, should be proud. Perfectly and beautifully maintained, you enter the site located on the waters edge nestled between the Oval Beach, Mount Baldy and the Kalamazoo river. Serene is the first emotion and then ones' curiosity takes over. So much history of the area is presented yet it is done so tastefully and orderly one still remains relaxed. Informal & quaint, the history as shown by pictures, stories, recordings, artifacts, & art taken from the villages since records began are available to view. The Museum is run by the S & D Historical Society. They also contribute and maintain history/get-acquainted walks, meetings, and group restoration projects. Landscaping, flowers, fountains & statues around town are also their contributions & responsibilities. The Museum is a must for any age & you leave feeling a bit of the pride generations have had in their Saugatuck & Douglas home.

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