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Huron City Museums

7930 Huron City Rd
Located on US 25 at Huron City Rd
Port Austin, MI
Phone: 989-428-4123
Toll free info: 866-284-2843

Statement of Purpose:

An 1880's lumbering town preserved as a museum.
The William Lyon Phelps Foundation presents ten historic buildings open to the public during July and August, including a Victorian mansion, log cabin, church,  community house, Life Saving Station, general store, barns, carriage house and more.

A town that is a museum. Ten buildings, a Victorian home,

USLSS Station, church, store, barns and more.


Seven Gables - summer home of Prof. And Mrs. William Lyon Phelps  - special tour of this beautiful mansion overlooking an ancient golf links on Lake Huron.  The house has hardly changed since it was built in the
1880's and contains all of its original furnishings, artifacts and decor.
Pointe aux Barques Life Saving Station - a rare historic landmark, this building was rescued in the 1960's and preserved here as a museum.    It contains the fascinating Ted Richardson Collection of Life Saving artifacts
and gear, including a very rare Francis Life Car.


The museum displays depict everyday life as it was before the turn of the 20th century.  There are special displays on lumbering, agriculture, transportation, culture and literature.


Open July and August, Friday thru Monday from 10AM to 5PM


Adults                    $6       $10 for both tours (village and Seven Gables)
Senior Citizens     $5      $8
Youth                    $3      $5
Child                     $0      $0


Key Personnel:

C. A. Scheffner, Director
Elizabeth Parcells, Curator of the Huron City Museums

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