Thanks to a grant from the City of Port Huron, the Blue Water Convention and Visitors Bureau and SEMCO Energy, we are able to offer free admission at the Carnegie Museum, HURON Lightship and Thomas Edison Depot Museum. Find out more to do in the area at!  Suggested donation is $3 per person. 


2023 Hours of Operation

Fall Hours:
September 18 - December 25*
Wednesday thru Sunday
10am - 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Last entry for tours is at 4pm. Museum store remains open until 5pm.

Open to group tours year round by appointment. Call (810) 982-0891, ext. 118 for details. Group tours must be booked in advance in order to be accommodated.

Location: 1115 Sixth Street, Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: 810-982-0891

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! Click here for information on the current exhibit at the Carnegie Center.

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.