The Saugatuck-Douglas History Center operates two public venues to share local history with the community. Each have opportunities to learn and discover indoors and out. Additional links are provided to other nearby relevant historical sites.
Kalamazoo River overlook at the History Museum
On the west bank of the Kalamazoo River at the foot of Mt. Baldhead Park
Will re-open for the 2018 season on May 26
The Saugatuck-Douglas History Museum in the historic Saugatuck Pump House is one of Michigan's best-known and most-visited small town museums, annually drawing nearly 10,000 visitors to its exhibits and more than 40,000 visitors to its outdoor gardens and riverfront walkway.
Douglas Union School painting by Judy Anthrop
130 Center Street in downtown Douglas, across from the Library
Garden and Shipwreck Exhibit open as weather allows. Old School House will re-open on May 26.
After a $1.3 million restoration, the Civil War-era Douglas Union School and grounds again serve the community as a place of learning. Indoors and out, the Old School House offers several exhibits and attractions.
The Douglas Root Beer Barrel in 1953
The restored Douglas Root Beer Barrel (external link)
The Felt Mansion Historic Home and Gardens (external link)
Download our free mobile app to learn more about local historic buildings and sites by taking an interactive self-guided walking tour of downtown Saugatuck, Douglas or the Back-in-Time Garden! Available for free download on Apple and Android devices.