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Mill Race Historical Village

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Address: 215 Griswold St, Northville, MI 48167-1664
Phone Number: 248-348-1845
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Open 1 to 4 on Sundays in the summer

We spent an hour exploring the village on Sunday. There are docents in each of the buildings on Sunday afternoons in the summer. It was interesting to learn the history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour exploring the village on Sunday. There are docents in each of the buildings on Sunday afternoons in the summer. It was interesting to learn the history of the buildings and the area. It is free to visit-donations are also accepted.

Thank Diane K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like Greenfield Village you should visit the Historical Village in Northville. It is smaller, but very beautiful and holds the same historic charm. I lived in Northville for 2 years before I knew it was there so it is a bit of a hidden gem.

Thank Becky31
Northville, Michigan
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Beautifully restored buildings in one spot. Lovely relaxing spot. Buildings are available to rent for occasions.

Thank ad0121
Lebanon, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a small historical village that has been put together consisting of building that were once a part of the area, from various settings. They have been deconstructed and moved here and then reconstructed for display or a replica has been built from pictures of the original building that could not be moved for one reason or another. It's... More 

Thank BigGavin
Northville, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great spot to check out a little local history, or just to relax and walk around. Docents are very knowledgeable.

Thank NancyfromNorthville
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Have been here several times. Nice, historic place. Well kept. There are about 10 old buildings, including an old church and school. The grounds are very pretty.

Thank Debra S
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Small and cute place which preserves some history. It is small village placed on a river with waterfall. Must see if you visit Northville.

Thank Tatyana N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Mill Race offers a wonderful step back in time and allows the visitor to see two homes, a one-room schoolhouse, an old church and a stagecoach stop inn. On Sundays, you can visit the general store and see a blacksmith in action. It's a great history lesson, seen live, for kids and adults alike.

Thank alongtheroad
Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We like to visit. It is great and pretty. Grab a coffee, a cider slushy or just yourself. We visited this last time during The Victorian Festival when the buildings were open, interpreters were at every building. Local choirs were performing. It was full and fun. The gift shop has unique treasures at good prices. It was an enjoyable afternoon.... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A hidden gem, like a little greenfield village in downtown Northville. Worth visiting and walking around, very well preserved.

Thank David L

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