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 15***
Winter Hours (November 15 to April 15): The McAllister House Welcome Center is open November 15 to April 15, Wednesday through Friday, from 11 am to 3 pm. The historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village are not open unless for special programming.
***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.
Site Stroll: Special admission rate for winter hours/indoor season is $5 per person. Bring your snowshoes or go on a winter hike and more.
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.
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.
Traveling the Museum Campus
Because MCHS' Pinecrest Historical Village simulates the rural environment of the 1800s and early 1900s, some exhibit areas have limited accessibility. This is due to the scale used in historic restorations and the rural setting.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. During special events,trams are equipped to transport visitors. Call ahead for questions about accessibility or to make arrangements at (920) 684-4445.
The MCHS McAllister House Welcome Center is wheelchair and handicap accessible. The Welcome Center houses a local history exhibit, research services, and the Society's administrative offices. The building includes handicap accessible restrooms.
Scheduled tram tours are also held throughout our outdoor season. Please check our calendar for dates or call MCHS at (920) 684-4445.
Hard of hearing visitors
Visitors with T-coil hearing aids can borrow a portable induction loop for the museum's audioguide tour.
Guide dogs are welcome at the Museum.