Museum on the Move: Firewalk

Step back in time as you walk the path of the Fire of 1871 and relive the devastation that happened 145 years ago. With stories shared through images, objects, and firsthand accounts of the fire, you’ll feel a community’s heartbreak and hear its rallying cry. This is a 1.5 mile, casually paced walk that begins and ends at the Cappon House. Our capacity is limited, so please call 616-796-3329 for advance registration.

There is no charge for this event, but a $5.00 donation is suggested.  Admission to the Cappon House is an additional $5.00 and free for members.

Multiple Dates and Times:

  • Friday, June 15 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Friday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Friday, August 17 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Cappon House

The historic Cappon House was the home of Holland’s first mayor and local tannery proprietor, Isaac Cappon. Built in 1874, it is now partially restored to its appearance in 1900. Visitors to the Cappon House step back in time, immersing themselves in the stories of Isaac Cappon and his large family.

Admission
$5.00 per person; Holland Museum members are free. Paid admission to the Cappon House gains access to the Settlers House as well.

Hours
Open seasonally from mid-May-September on Fridays and Saturdays only with guided tours offered every hour. The first tour of the day begins at 11:00 a.m. and the last at 4:00 p.m.

Accessibility
The Cappon House is handicapped accessible via the back door. Please let the receptionist know if you need to use this entrance and they will make sure you have access. This historic home is only handicapped accessible on the ground level, but there are photos of each room upstairs if you are unable to reach the second floor.

Blue Star Museum
We are a Blue Star Museum and offer free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

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