The Bay County Historical Society offers a variety
of tours that highlight Bay County’s history and community. Tickets for public walking tours will be available in Museum
Store. Tours for school or private groups may also be arranged. All tours will leave from the Museum lobby. For more information
contact Sam Fitzpatrick at (989) 893-5733.
**NOTICE**: At this time due to state and local COVID regulations we have
suspended our monthly Friday City Hall tours. Public walking tours are continuing and will be announced in the "Upcoming
Events" tab on our website. Walking tours are limited to 50 persons, and we request that participants wear masks and
follow recommended social distancing guidelines.
City Hall Tour
Space is limited to
first 25 persons
Historical Museum offers guided tours of Bay City’s historic
City Hall on the second Friday of each month.
City Hall Tours and Walking Tours may also be scheduled for private groups.
The Museum also offers special curriculum-related programs for school groups.
Downtown Bay City
Architecture Walking Tour
Space is limited to first 25 persons
Today just like
in Bay City's past, we have a booming downtown. Old buildings filled with charm dot the main streets of Washington, Center
and Madison Avenues. Everything that a successful "heart'' of a city needed could be found here: drug stores, markets,
clothiers, restaurants, grocers, government offices and entertainment venues.
Local architects Pratt &
Koeppe left an architectural legacy, and were famous for constructing many of the sites to be seen on the tour. Albert Kahn
of Detroit (Fisher Building, Cadillac Place and the Belle Isle Conservatory among others) even had a hand in some designs
here. Besides beauty and splendor, the featured buildings also hold stories that shaped our city's and county's history. The
tour will share information highlighting the history and importance of these structures.