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Downtown / Commercial District Self-Guided Historic Tour

The Downtown/Commercial District self-guided historic tour is part of the Manistee County Historic Tour Series.  This tour will take you to 27 historic buildings and 2 bridges in Manistee’s central business district.  The tour will take approximately 2-3.5 hours (when walking).

We recommend you begin this self-guided tour at the Manistee County Historical Museum on River Street Here you will begin your trip throughout the downtown historic district region of Manistee, Michigan. We recommend beginning and ending at the Museum, as the experienced staff can assist you with any questions that you may have about any of the properties you have an interest in after taking the tour.

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For the Downtown/Commercial District Tour, we recommend taking the following route, to best maximize your historic experience with these sites in Downtown Manistee.


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View the map and complete list of historic sites in the Downtown/Commercial District below.  Select a location on the map, or select a site to learn more and access historic content, videos, photos and much more.


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Briny Building

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1917-1918 The healing mineral baths of the Briny Inn were opened in 1903. Rooms were added to accommodate overnight guests. In a three-year [...]
50 Filer Street, Manistee, MI, United States
Phone: 231-723-5000

Manistee City Hall

Summary: ARCHITECT: James Knox Taylor CONSTRUCTED: 1909-1910 The building that is home to Manistee’s City Hall was erected in 1909 as a United States Post Office and [...]
70 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
Phone: 231-723-2558

Manistee Elks Temple

Summary: ARCHITECT: George L. Harvey CONSTRUCTED: 1905 After moving from building to building over the years, the membership of the local Elks Lodge was increasing at a [...]
432 River Street, Manistee, MI, United States
Phone: 231-723-2060

Glen of Michigan

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1908-1909 In 1908, the site for a new shirt factory on Hancock Street was announced in Manistee. The land, originally owned by [...]
77 Hancock Street, Manistee, MI, United States

The Ramsdell Theatre

Summary: ARCHITECT: Solon S. Beman CONSTRUCTED: 1903 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places it was designed by famed architect Solon S. Beman for local lawyer [...]
101 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
Phone: 231-398-9770