Hours & Pricing
Admission is free and donations are welcomed to help support the BCHA’s mission to share history, heritage, and culture for many years to come!
Beginning January 2024, the BCHA will begin charging admission to the museum. More information to come in December 2023.
Note: Minors 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult 21 years and older at all times.
Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Easter, Memorial Day*, Juneteenth, Youth Fair week, Labor Day*, Thanksgiving & day after, and closed from 2p Christmas Eve until the 1st Wednesday after January 1st; the BCHA also closes for inclement weather in the winter
*Observed holiday on the Sunday before
NOTE: During the winter months, Murdoch Log Cabin and Bennett’s Forge will remained close to the public when the temperature drops below 40*F because their temperature is not regulated.
How to Find Us
From Niles/ South Bend, IN: Take M-139 to Berrien Springs, turn right on Cass St (M-139), museum is on left hand side
From Buchanan: Take Red Bud Trail to Snow Rd/ Ferry St, turn right; take to Cass Street, turn left at light; 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 at light; 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.
The BCHA is friendly to well-behaved canine and feline visitors inside our buildings and most pets on the grounds. Visitors with animals should observe the following rules:
- 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 or emotional support 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.
- Joining the human staff of the BCHA is Nessie the Dog. While she has shown to be dog & cat-friendly in the past, please respect her owner’s wish to be left alone. She is usually located inside the Sheriff’s Residence, but as the resident mascot, she may be located anywhere on the property at any given time.