Remove Ads

DON'T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR TRIP. CLICK HERE.

The Morton House Museum

501 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 USA

$
$$$$
Budget
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“The Home of Benton Harbor History”

Henry C. Morton and his family built the Morton House in 1849 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Henry C. Morton was one of the founders of the city of Benton Harbor. The family continued to be well known in the city and involved with its growth and prosperity. In 1874 J.S. Morton, son of Henry Morton, helped facilitate the area’s steamboat industry, owning many vessels that ran from Benton Harbor to Chicago and back. The Mortons were also known as large real estate holders in the area. J.S. Morton also held many different local official posts in the area. The Morton family continued to live in the house until J.S. Morton’s death in 1936. After his death Morton left the house to the city’s Federation of Clubs. It was J.S. Morton’s aspiration that the Morton Homestead would be used for educative and community activities of all kinds. The Morton House survives today as a museum whose mission is to support and be involved with local community activities and to educate visitors on the founding and history of the city of Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Be the first to add a review to the The Morton House Museum.

The Morton House Museum

501 Territorial Road
Benton Harbor, Michigan
49022 USA

Hours not available

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Benton Harbor, Michigan
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Benton Harbor, Michigan
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Shoreham, Michigan
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Stevensville, Michigan
FastBook
$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Remove Ads
5610