The Bay County Historical Society offers a variety
of tours that highlight Bay County’s history and community from May - October. 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.
City Hall Tour
Space is limited to
first 25 persons
The Historical Museum offers private
guided tours of Bay City’s historic City Hall. Tours must
be scheduled during regular business hours at City Hall. Clock tower tours are limited to the hours of 9am-3pm. (7 days notice
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.