Fort Saint Joseph Museum

508 East Main Street
Niles, MI 49120

269-683-4702

About Us:

The Fort St. Joseph Museum is located in the former carriage house of the beautiful Victorian period Chapin Mansion. The museum tells the story of Niles from its colonial start in 1691 to the present. Featured exhibits portray the history of Fort St. Joseph, built by the French in 1691, the story of the Underground Railroad in southern Michigan, and the importance of the railroad and classification yards in Niles' history. Another unique and truly outstanding exhibit features the museum's Lakota Indian collection including twelve pictographs drawn by Chief Sitting Bull. Together the museum's exhibits tell the story of Niles and the contributions its businesses and citizens have made to the world.

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