The Birmingham Museum

556 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009- Map It
Phone: (248) 530-1928

AAA Editor Notes

The Birmingham Museum, 556 W. Maple Rd. at jct. Southfield Rd., features a period-furnished mid-19th-century historic house and a second house for changing museum exhibits in a beautifully landscaped park. Guided tours of the 1822 John West Hunter House, the oldest house in Birmingham, reveal furnishings representative of the 1820s-80s. Visitors can tour the exhibits at the 1928 Allen House next door on their own. This house belonged to the city's first mayor and showcases a 1920s kitchen and a 1929 Flint Faience storybook tile fireplace in addition to other displays about Birmingham history. Guided tours are available.
$7; $5 (ages 5-18 and 65+).
Free 2-hour parking is offered at the Chester Street parking deck across the street from the museum.
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 1-4 (also second Thurs. of the month 4-8). Closed major holidays. Allow 30 minutes minimum.