Sometimes it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives and get off of the grid for a couple of hours or a couple of days. If you are looking for the perfect spot to escape from the noise of your daily grind and relax in a no pressure/no frills space then look no further than one of these beautiful historic villages in Michigan.
As part of the Henry Ford complex in Dearborn, Michigan, visitors to Greenfield Village have the opportunity to learn all about the development of the Michigan’s automotive history over the last 150 years. At the village you can experience everything from a ride in an authentic Model T Ford to how everyday objects and American traditions of ingenuity and innovation shaped our history.
This beautiful historic village began as one man’s dream for preservation of the past. In the late 1930s, a man by the name of Irving Delos Charlton gave 210 acres of his land to Barry County for a museum and recreational facility for locals. He named the town to honor his parents and went about creating a place where locals and visitors could feel connected to one another as a community.
Crossroads Village invites you to go back to a time where things were easier. A time, where the pace was slower, neighbors knew each other by their first names, and communities came together to care for one another. This authentic Great Lakes town will take you back to the turn of the last century. With the 30+historic buildings, the village shows guests what it was like to live and work in a small town in the 1800s. From riding the Huckleberry Railroad to catching a performance at the Colwell Opera House, guests will see what life was like for villagers, “back when.”
Troy Historic Village
This beautiful historic village offers a collection of nineteenth and early twentieth century artifacts, ten historic buildings that have been restored and open for tours, and a number of special events designed to expose guests to a the day-to-day life of early pioneers and settlers.