History

Explore Holland’s rich history in our main gallery. The gallery features stories from our agricultural beginnings, manufacturing in our community, ships on the Great Lakes, the Holland Fire, and much more. Some of our must-see artifacts include:dog butter churner, medal of honor interactive display, Indonesian guardian statues, Dia de los Muertos painting and the Southerner’s passenger list. in society.

Lest we forget…Holland’s Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients…
We are honored that Holland, Michigan is home to four Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients; one of only two cities in the country in which this is the case. The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military decoration that can be awarded to a U.S. Military personnel who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. Generally, the Medal of Honor is presented by the President of the United States, on behalf of Congress.

Holland Museum

The Holland Museum tells the story of Holland, Michigan, from its founding by Dutch immigrants to today’s innovative, successful, and diverse community. Featuring thousands of fascinating historic objects, the Permanent Galleries are not to be missed. Also on display are the Dutch Galleries, featuring artwork from the Netherlands from the 1600s through the 1900s.

Admission
$7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, and $4.00 for students. Holland Museum members and children ages five and under are free.

Hours
Monday: Open every second Monday starting July 9: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. FREE Admission!  Please view our calendar to check Monday’s we are open.
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday (mid-May-September only): 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Accessibility
The Museum has a handicapped accessible entrance on the east side of the building next to the circle drive. To access the building, please press the button to the right of the door and the front desk will buzz visitors in. Take the elevator from the ground floor (G) to the first level (1L) and you will arrive behind the reception desk. There is also a wheelchair available for patron use. Each level of the museum is handicapped accessible, as are the restrooms. If you have any specific needs, please call the front desk at (616) 796-3329.

Parking
The Holland Museum is located at the corner of 10th Street and River Avenue, across from Centennial Park. Please use the parking lot behind the museum on 9th Street or street parking is available along 10th Street. Handicap accessibility is available from the east side of building.

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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