Plan Your Visit to the Museum

Visit the Benzie Area Historical Society in Benzonia, Michigan

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Visit The Benzie Area Historical Museum

Spring 2024 Hours

The Benzie Area Historical Museum is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Research appointments and evening or Sunday tours for groups are available by appointment.  Please contact the Museum at (231) 882-5539 for more information.

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Museum Location

Our Museum is located at 6941 Traverse Ave, one block west of US 31 in Benzonia.  Traverse Ave. continues about 4 blocks west before becoming River Road, which continues on to M 22 between Frankfort and Elberta.

The Drake School

The Drake School, located in Platte Township, was built in 1891 and used as a school until 1943.

The Drake School is owned by the Society and is open Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 PM, July and August. The school is located on at the intersection of Fowler and Valley Roads in northern Benzie County.

Drake School Hours

July and August

Saturday – Sunday:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drake School Location

The school is located in northern Benzie County on the corner of Fowler Road (County Highway 610) and Valley Road (County Highway 677).