COVID-19 Policy Information

What To Expect

Protecting the health and safety of employees, volunteers and visitors is our highest calling.  This will be achieved through the implementation of screening, PPE (personal protective equipment), physical distancing, disinfecting, limitations in capacity, signage, physical barriers and single-flow routing to avoid clustering.  The engagement and cooperation of our staff and visitors will be critical to this mission. Our ability to remain open relies on the cooperation of all to follow safety regulations and guidelines.

The following is a look at what to expect when visiting the Museum during these challenging times.




Capacity Limits

  • Museum (inside): 275
  • Museum (outside): limited capacity
  • Heritage Ballroom: limited capacity
  • Theater: limited capacity 



Personal Protective Equipment

As of July 10, 2020 and by order of Michigan’s governor, all museum visitors age 5 and over are required to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces, and in outside venues at any posted “mask required” areas or any time social distancing of 6’ cannot be maintained at any area of the museum


  • Masks (if you do not have your own) are $1 each and are available for purchase in the museum store.
  • Physical clear barriers have been installed in areas of high and close contact, i.e. admission, museum store, and food counters.
  • Hand sanitizer and wipe stations are available for guests and located throughout the museum.




Social Distancing

  • Please follow posted signage to safely route you through the museum grounds.
  • Single use museum maps are available to guests.
  • It is recommended that you allow for 6 feet between yourself and others. In areas of congestion, markers will be on the floor.
  • Interactive exhibits that require touch are currently unavailable.



Food Service

  • George & Sally’s “Drive-in” and the outdoor grill are the exclusive location for food service until further notice. The cafe is not open at this time.
  • Non-cash transactions are encouraged to limit contact.
  • Orders will be delivered by runners and on trays to limit contact.
  • Menus will be disposable and single use.
  • Outdoor seating only. Cafe seating is available with limited capacity to account for social distancing.
  • Families may sit together.
  • Food service employees will wear gloves and face masks as well as engage in frequent hand washing and surface cleaning.





  • Model T Driving School
    • Currently SOLD OUT.


  • Ride The Classics
    • Closed until further notice.


  • Gilmore Garage Works
    • Dependent on Phase 5 implementation.


  • Educational Programming
    • On-site programming can be scheduled, but must meet requirements.
    • Off-site programming is currently suspended and dependent upon Phase 5 implementation.




Inside Events:

  • Heritage Ballroom has limited capacity.
  • Chairs and tables will be organized to accomodate for social distancing.
  • Reservations will require specific planning to assure the following:
    • Spacing
    • Sanitizing
    • Food Safety
    • A/V Requirements
  • Catering options are as normal.
  • To reserve the Heritage Ballroom contact Ashley Wendland, Events, Diner and Beverages Manager, at

Outside Events:

  • Capacity is limited depending on type of event.
  • Catering options are as normal.
  • To reserve outside space contact Ashley Wendland, Events, Diner and Beverages Manager, at




  • Camping is approved in Barry County.
  • Registration can be done through the museum store.
  • Campers must follow all museum health and safety guidelines.