Admission and Hours



summer season: MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 24

The McAllister House Welcome Center and Pinecrest Historical Village are open May 1 through October 24, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Closed Monday.

Please arrive by 2 pm to tour the entire museum.


winter season: November 15 to april 1***

Winter Hours (November 15 to April 1): The McAllister House Welcome Center is open November 15 to April 1, Wednesday through Friday, from 11 am to 3 pm. The historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village are not open unless for special programming.

Go on a Site Stroll: Special admission rate for winter hours is $5 per person. Bring your snowshoes or go on a winter hike and more. Visitors must check in at the Welcome Center.

***If you are planning to visit during our winter hours, please call ahead to confirm open operations as the site may be closed for winter conditions or seasonal maintenance and exhibit work. 

The museum is closed to the public in April to prepare for the summer season.



Admission fees

Admission is required to view the exhibits at the museum and to attend special events. Admission must be paid at the Welcome Center.


General admission rates include:

$10 Adults (age 18 and older)

$7 Children (age 4 to 17)

Under age 4 is free


Special Winter Season reduced rate of $5 (November 15 to April 15, does not apply to special programs).  During Winter Hours, our Site Stroll is available. While historic buildings of Pinecrest Historical Village are not open, this is your chance to stroll through our 60 acre site.


Admission Specials


Seniors, age 65 and older, can receive a 10% admission price discount.

MCHS Members receive free admission. 

Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Please contact MCHS to organize your group tour experience.

Blue star Museum

The Manitowoc County Historical Society will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day as a part of the nationwide Blue Star Museums Initiative.

The Blue Star Museums Initiative is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the country. It provides free admission to active-duty military identification holders and up to five immediate family members.

For more information about eligibility and other questions, please view the Blue Star Museums Frequently Asked Questions page. Please note: Admission to events requiring advance registration is not included in the Blue Star Museums free admission program.