Plan your Visit

We’re excited to welcome you to the Courthouse Square, where you have a chance to interact with history in a special way.  Whether you want to see our latest exhibit, take a selfie with our state seal, or picnic on the grounds, your time here is an exciting one!  Use the information below to plan your visit, but if you have questions, contact us!  We’d love to do what we can to make your time with us one for the memory books!

Personal photography is welcomed and encouraged so long as you are being safe!  Don’t forget to to tag us (History Center at Courthouse Square) on Facebook or (thehistorycenter) on Instagram.  Also, use the hashtags #berriencountyhistoricalassociation and #HCCS1839 so we can find you and your photo may be featured on our social media pages, in a future edition of The Docket or in one of our ads!

Please review our COVID-19 policies before visiting!

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Wednesdays through Sundays, 10a to 5p

Holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th, & Labor Day


Mondays and Tuesdays

Holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve


Available year-round from dawn until dusk.


Please note that the BCHA may be closed on occasion for private events.  Please check our calendar of events or our facebook page when planning your visit

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Admission is FREE!

Suggested donation: $5.00

For admission fees for field trips, private groups, and our programs, please visit our programs page to learn more!

Pet Policy

Service animals are heartily welcomed by our animal-loving staff and leashed animals are welcomed on the grounds in pursuant with Berrien County Parks Department rules.  

Well-behaved animals may enter the buildings with permission from our staff.

However, all disruptive animals that may be a danger to people and property will be asked to leave immediately.


Find us at

313 N. Cass Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

From Niles/ South Bend, IN: Take M-139 to Berrien Springs, turn right on Cass St (M-139), museum is left hand side

From Buchanan: Take Red Bud Trail to Snow Rd/ Ferry St, turn right; take to Cass Street, turn left; museum is on left hand side

From Bridgman/ I-94 Northbound from IN/IL: Take Shawnee Rd. to Ferry St, turn left; take to Cass St, turn right; museum is on left hand side; Bridgman is Exit 16

From St. Joseph: Take M-63 to M-139, turn right; follow M-139 to Berrien Springs; museum is on right hand side

From Benton Harbor/ I-94 Southbound from Kalamazoo: Take M-139 straight to Berrien Springs; museum is on right hand side; Benton Harbor is Exit 28.