Admission and Hours


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.


Summer and program admission rates include:

$10 Adults (age 18 and older)

$7 Children (age 5 to 17)

Under age 5 is free


Special "Winter Hours" reduced rate of $5 (October 25 to April 30, 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.


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 Hours (October 25 to April 30): The McAllister House Welcome Center is open October 25 through April 30, Wednesday through Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm. Closed January.

The Pinecrest Historical Village buildings are not open unless for special programming.

Special admission rate for winter hours is $5 per person.