What is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum?

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is the pioneer birth home of America's Father of Modern Horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey. This Greek Revival home was built in 1856 by Liberty Hyde Bailey Senior in the newly emerging city of South Haven, Michigan. The house was the keystone of an 80-acre fruit farm operated by the Bailey family. After Bailey Sr.'s death, it continued its farming through Frank E. Warner until 1926. In 1937, Mrs. Clifton B. Charles, obtained the property and presented it to the City of South Haven as a memorial to Dr. Bailey and his friendship with her late husband. The museum was dedicated in 1938. It became a Michigan historic site in 1964 and a National Historic Site in 1984. The historic home and grounds continues to operate as a museum for the community and public.

903 South Bailey Avenue,  South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-3251
ON THE WEB: www.liberthydebailey.org