General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour
Saturdays: Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8, Oct 6 – 1 PM to 3 PM
(Today’s tour – Sep 8 – cancelled)
$18 adult / $12 youth / advance registration required. (Ticket price does not include guide gratuities. While not mandatory, tips are always appreciated).
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Walk where the General once walked. General Custer’s Monroe takes you back in time on a tour to the historic Monroe, Michigan of this famous General’s era.
A few stops on this tour include: the site of the school a young George Custer attended, the watering hole where the mischievous lad allegedly bellied up to the bar astride his horse, the First Presbyterian Church where Custer wed local girl Elizabeth “Libbie” Bacon in what was dubbed “the wedding of the century,” Martin’s Shoe Store (still in business) where Custer purchased his boots, the restored Bacon/Custer home where Libbie resided when she met and married the dashing General and the home they once shared, the First Methodist Episcopal Church where the Custer family attended services and the final memorial service was held to honor the Monroe men killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and historic Woodland Cemetery, site of the Custer and Bacon family plots. Welcome to the General’s hometown of Monroe, Michigan.
This walking tour is led by none other than renowned Custer living historian Steve Alexander. Proclaimed by United States Congress as the “foremost Custer living historian,” Alexander has appeared as the General in over 20 television docudramas featured on the Arts & Entertainment, Discovery and History channels. Both the Michigan and Ohio Senates have acknowledged him for his lifetime work and portrayal of America’s most controversial military leader.
$18 Adult, $12 Youth
Tour departs from the front steps of the Monroe County Historical Museum (126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48161). Tour registration begins 1/2 hour before tour.
Lot’s of walking! Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Tour held rain or shine.