The Niles History Center is the historic Chapin Mansion and the Fort St. Joseph Museum, both located in downtown Niles, Michigan. Henry and Ruby Chapin constructed their magnificent home in 1882. Donated to the City of Niles in 1933, it served as City Hall and is now administered by the Niles History Center. Colorful stained glass windows, beveled mirrors, impressive brass chandeliers, beautiful hand-carved wood work and nine fireplaces will transport you back to the ornate Aesthetic period of the 1880s. Tours of the Chapin Mansion are led by trained docents and allow visitors an inside look into this beloved Niles landmark. Chapin Mansion Tour Schedule: Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30am and 1:30pm from mid-April through mid-December. Admission: $5 for adults and children 10 and older Please call 269-845-4054 for information on group tours! The Fort St. Joseph Museum is located in the former carriage house of the Chapin Home and features exhibits that tell the story of Niles from the prehistoric era through the 17th century founding of Fort St. Joseph to the modern business and industrial era. The Fort St. Joseph Museum also offers educational programs for all ages, including field trips, group tours, family programs, walking tours of the city's historic downtown district, plus more! Fort St. Joseph Museum Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10am-4pm Saturday: 10am - 3pm Closed major holidays Admission: Always Free!
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