• New exhibition for families!

    Bailey’s Backyard

    a pathway into the natural world

    With artwork of Clare Walker Leslie

    Begins June 3


    Open Wednesday -Saturday, 9:00 until 4:00

  • Come visit The Bailey Museum


    We are open

    Wednesday through Saturday

    9:00 until 4:00.

  • 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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