The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

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601 Main Street
St Joseph, MI   49085
269-983-1191   Fax: 269-983-1274
Contact: Tracy Gierada
Hours: Year-round Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm; June-September, we are also open Sundays Noon-4pm


Admission is free at St. Joseph's historical headquarters, the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. See both of the original Fresnel Lenses from St. Joe's 1907 Lighthouses-- the only museum display on the Great Lakes of lenses that actually worked together in the same range light system. Rotating interactive exhibitions focus on the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph area.

Our research library is available by appointment to help answer your history questions. Check our website or Facebook page for programs and cultural events, or host your own event in our elegant Shepard Hall. 

Handicap accessible


From I-94 take Exit 30. Go west on Napier, towards the lake (not towards the college). Napier comes to a "T" at Niles Avenue-turn right. After the light where Main Street and Niles merge, proceed 5 more blocks to Market- the center is on the corner of Market and Main- parking is in the rear.