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Hours & Pricing

Admission to the Courthouse Square is FREE but donations are always welcomed!  

Fees for programs, tours, and other events are paired with their respective events.  Please visit our programs page for more information.

Buildings are OPEN

Wednesdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Holidays: 4th of July

The Courthouse Square grounds are open daily, dawn until dusk.

Buildings are CLOSED

Mondays and Tuesdays

Holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and from 12/24 to the first Tuesday of the new year

NOTE: During the winter months, Murdoch Log Cabin and Bennett’s Forge will remained close to the public when the temperature drops below 30*F because they are not heated.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but guest safety is a top priority for the BCHA.


Our physical address:  is 313 N. Cass Street, Berrien Springs, Michigan 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 left; 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.

Nessie Says!

“Did you know?  The BCHA is pet friendly and I’m excited to have my dog and cat friends join us!  But there are a few rules you must follow:

  • All pets and service animals must be leashed while on the grounds and in the buildings – no exceptions!
  • Any animal that shows aggression or displays unruly behavior will be required to leave the Courthouse Square and this includes any service animal.
  • Owners are required to pick up after their animals and should be prepared.  Failure to do so may result in cleaning fees assessed and removal from the grounds.
  • My office is in the Sheriff’s Residence and while I have shown to be animal friendly in the past, please respect my owners wishes to keep your pet distanced from me.  I am working, after all!
These rules can be changed at any time and visitors are always encouraged to call ahead to see if anything has changed!  See you soon!”