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The Berkley Historical Museum is located in the old Fire Hall at City Hall. The original Fire Hall was dedicated on March 10, 1928 and received designation as a Historic Site from the State of Michigan in 1988.

The museum was established in 1993 and is administered by the Berkley Historical Committee. The museum displays memorabilia from the City archives and items contributed by local residents. Every year at Christmas, the museum features a holiday themed display.

Historical Snapshots

Fire Hall Exterior & Museum Displays

Firehall 1928

Firehall 1970s

Museum Entrance





Berkley Historical Committee


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Hours & Tours

We invite you to visit the historical museum during our set hours, or by appointment:

  • Open Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays)
  • Other hours are available by appointment.
  • School groups are invited to tour the museum on an appointment basis

The museum can be reached at (248) 658-3335. For more information about the museum or Historical Committee, please contact Jeff Tong at (248) 398-2382.


HIf you have any questions about the museum or Berkley history in general, the Historical Committee will be happy to answer them for you. Please contact them at


Images of America: Berkley is now available on for purchase at City Hall, the Library, many local retailers and online. Newly designed Historical Museum mugs are also available for purchase for only $10 at the museum or the Berkley Public Library. The mug now features Berkley City Hall circa 1953.

Proceeds benefit the Berkley Historical Committee.