• Please make an appointment to visit


    Please contact us if you wish to visit:

    269-637-3251 or


  • Earth Day!

    Join Us April 22, Earth Day.  Starting at 10 a.m. with talks and activities.

  • Research the Archive on-line!

    Made possible with a grant from the National Archives.

    A new feature is now available, view our archive records from the website: archive

Welcome to the Bailey Museum!

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is located in the birthplace and childhood home of America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture” and a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. We are a museum, National Historic Site, garden, park and educational outreach center, in South Haven, Michigan. We welcome you to come and investigate one of history’s most interesting people. Feel free to join us for events throughout the year.

Activities are supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.  On-line archive pages made possible with a grant from the National Archives and  Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board.

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Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

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We have planned exciting events for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Interesting talks, bulb, seed, book and magazine exchanges too. Day ends with concert at 7:30 p.m. by The Bloomquists, see our Facebook… Read more »

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Join the Night for Museums crowd at Su Casa on April 6 from 5-9. The last Night of the season! Proceeds help support South Haven’s vital cultural community.

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The plants around The Bailey Museum are starting to shake off winter. Dr. Fenske has prepared by placing new Mason Bee houses strategically in and around the gardens.

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