Birmingham Historical Museum and Park
Established in 2001, the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park provides a place for Birmingham residents to congregate and learn about their community. Comprised of the historic Allen House, the John West Hunter House, and the John West Hunter Historic Park, the park is located on the outskirts of town, where Southfield meets Maple Road.
Home to Birmingham's first settlers, the John West Hunter House is named after its first resident and was built in 1822. It is the oldest building in Birmingham, and one of the oldest structures in the state. The interior is a reproduction of the original 1822 interior, and is accessed via a museum guide.
The Allen House, home to the museum's main administrative offices, was built in 1928 and the home of Birmingham's first mayor, Harry Allen. The Allen House has also been restored, and currently hosts a lineup of rotating exhibits.
- Fax: 248-530-1681
- Hours: Wed - Sat, 1pm - 4pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 2001
- Ticket information: Adults - $2, Seniors - $1, Students (6-18) - $1, Members - $1, Children under 5 - Free
- Student discounts: Yes
- Senior discounts: Yes
- Private parties: No
- Parking: Free lot
- Restrictions: No pets
- What makes this community special?: According to Interim Director Jenny Ezzo: "Every day, something different happens. You never know what you're going to walk into."
- What is an interesting historical or little known fact about this town?: Birmingham's first schoolhouse stood at the site where the museum is now located. The bricks on the exterior of the Allen House are from this building.
- Guided tours?: No
- Audio tours?: No
- Gift shop: Yes
- Cameras allowed?: Yes
- Membership levels: Individual