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    269-637-3251 or


  • Thank you for supporting the Museum


    Your support has allowed us to continue as South Haven’s oldest museum, thanks.

  • 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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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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This Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 Foundry Hall presents The Rough & Tumble at The Bailey Museum. Recording artists Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler make up this americana-folk duo. Touring the country The… Read more »

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It’s always better when we’re together! Tonight from 5:00 – 9:00 join us at Taste for dinner. Taste is at the corner of Phoenix St. and Kalamazoo St. in downtown South Haven. Part of the proceeds from… Read more »

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