2022 Hours of Operation:
Sept. 19th - March 30, 2023
Wednesday thru Sunday
10am - 5pm
Discovery City closes at 4:00pm.
Final tour entry for the general museum is at 4:30pm.
Open year-round; closed select holidays.
*Open to group tours by appointment, year round. Call (810) 982-0891, ext. 118 for details. *
Cost of Admission:
Thanks to a large grant from the City of Port Huron and several corporate sponsors, all Port Huron Museum sites will be free to visit for one year, beginning April 1st, 2022. While admission to the Museums’ four sites is complimentary, there will still be a small charge for guided tours at the lighthouse and special featured exhibits such as Discovery City. Group tours must book in advance by calling (810) 982-0891, ext. 118. Tours are first come, first served with maximum capacities for fire code being strictly adhered to.
1115 Sixth Street,
Port Huron, MI 48060
The Carnegie Center is fully wheelchair accessible.
Experience our history!
Constructed in 1902 by Pittsburgh-based steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for $45,000, what is now the Port Huron Museum’s Main Museum was originally the Port Huron Public Library. After the City Library merged with the St. Clair County Library, the building was slated for demolition. Through the dedicated efforts of concerned volunteers, the Museum of Arts & History opened its doors on May 3, 1968.
The Port Huron Museum is home to over 45,000 objects and archival items relating to the history, pre-history and culture of the Blue Water Area. While all of our sites have items from the Port Huron Museum’s collection, the majority of our object, document, and photograph collections are housed at the Carnegie Center.
The Port Huron Museum is proud to display the largest ship model collection throughout Michigan in our continually growing James C. Acheson Marine Gallery. From Whence We Came: Black History in the Blue Water Area is our latest Permanent exhibit.
A 6,000+ square feet gallery space houses rotating exhibits and changes routinely, so there is always something new!
We have recently finished Phase II of Carnegie Reimagined! This project included the removal of our original library stacks while maintaining the support and structure of our original glass Mezzanine floor. Phase II renovations were funded by a generous grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Click here for more details on the renovation project.
Visit the Kammer Cabin located on the grounds of the Carnegie Museum! The 1850's cabin is a living history exhibit depicting rural life in St. Clair County.