City of Saginaw, Michigan

(989) 752-2861 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI48607

The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History is located in a historic post office that was dedicated in 1898. Its design was inspired by French chateaus and was chosen to commemorate early French settlement of the Saginaw Valley. The museum, along with its parent institution, the Historical Society of Saginaw County, maintains and preserves a collection of more than 150,000 artifacts which are used for exhibits and research.

Visitors experience the continuing story of Saginaw County through permanent exhibits featuring Native American history, lumbering, automotive and industry, and coal mining. Additionally, visitors enjoy a wide variety of temporary exhibits detailing many aspects of our region’s history. The museum also hosts the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame.

Programs offered include lunchtime and evening presentations, tours, and a mobile classroom called the Time Machine that brings history to schools, festivals, and other events.

Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm; Friday through Saturday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; and Sunday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm.