Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

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Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and includes 16 acres bordered by Stony Creek, available for picnics, photography, wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as various other private event rental opportunities. Visitors learn about the people, places and events that have shaped the Greater Rochester Hills Community, through preserving the history of the greater Rochester area, and the fascinating story of the Taylor-Van Hoosen families who settled Stoney Creek Village in Rochester Hills in 1823. The Museum has guided tours of the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse and 1850 Red House, along with the exhibits, videos (including the Museum's award winning PBS movie, "Pioneer Family on Van Hoosen Farm"), Museum store and Hall of Fame, in the Dairy Barn. Special Museum events, programs, lectures and film series are just a few of the happenings that are offered to the community on this historic site. Visit today!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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Beth K
Rochester Hills, MI44 contributions
Great for young and old!!!
Aug 2019
Beautiful gardens...local history easy fun events...you will enjoy your stay and come back again and again
Written August 6, 2019
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Cosmopolitan788777
1 contribution
Library visit
Nov 2018 • Solo
Amazing library. Great service. Large variety of activities. Great selection for people of all ages. Very efficient check out system. Always clean and organized.
Written November 6, 2018
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scott w
Rochester Hills, MI2 contributions
Have a Party at the Museum!
Jun 2018 • Family
We held a combination swim team and family party a few weeks back at the Museum and everyone had a fantastic time. The venue was in a "barn" which has been converted to a wonderful modern conference facility. It is roomy, air-conditioned, has very clean rest rooms, drinking fountains, and the ability to serve beer and wine with the proper facilitators.

Since it was a beautiful day, the younger crowd could enjoy the out of doors where there is a vast beautiful mowed green pasture area as well as a babbling brook/creek to dip your feet into.

To top it off, the Museum is open to the party guests at no additional charge. There you see all sorts of historical artifacts and stories about the formation of Rochester Hills, Michigan and especially the Van Hoosen Farm and its family.
Written July 11, 2018
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Gerald W
Rochester Hills, MI6 contributions
Enjoyable Event.
Jun 2018 • Friends
Just attended a Rochester Rotary event. It was an evening event for members. They do allow you to have events catered there. The Barn is very attractive inside and out. ayou can walk around outside and the flowers and grounds are well maintained. It is a well kept farm.
Written July 9, 2018
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Joel G
Rochester Hills, MI10 contributions
Prime example of large well-kept 19th century farm
Aug 2017 • Couples
Large beautiful farm house. The tour is interesting and very enjoyable. The main barn is admirable. Not the run of the mill design. Stone walls and silos are interesting. Watch for lectures and interesting films. The farm is a great Rochester Hills asset.
Written June 18, 2018
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Gary D
Rochester Hills, MI5 contributions
Annual visit
Oct 2017 • Family
Excellent to take the grandchildren to see the flowers and museum. We visit several times through out the year to see the progress.
Written November 10, 2017
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brondrisek
Rochester Hills, MI5 contributions
Would not answer calls.
Sep 2017 • Business
I wanted to rent The Calf Barn for a neighborhood event. It was available. I asked to call them back the following day. Jenna, who is the ONLY PERSON who can do this, never returned phone calls or voicemails. Nothing. If someone answered, only Jenna could help me. And I guess she wasn't interested. This caused us a time crunch because we needed to get the location out to our homeowners. We found a closer, better and less expensive location who gladly took our check.
It's so frustrating when you have money in your hand and just want customer service.
I would NEVER advise anyone to rent from them. They apparently don't need the business. I'd really advise a bride against renting. Can you imagine?
Written September 27, 2017
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My2Cents
Rochester Hills, MI85 contributions
Great Place to Visit when you are in Rochester Hills, MI
Jun 2017 • Couples
Great Museum. Have a nice walk around and enjoy every thing. Walk around as a couple - make a nice romantic walk.
Written September 7, 2017
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Edward W
Dupo, IL5 contributions
worth the visit
Jul 2017
very informative tour of the home and history of the area, about the family and the dairy farming in the area.
Written July 10, 2017
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00vette48306
Rochester, MI1,265 contributions
Still nice
May 2017 • Solo
Recent changes & upgrades have diminished some of the antique photo opportunities. However, it can still be a nice setting for a walk along the river with a camera.

I don't care for the fact that some of antique farm implements are gone & as a photographer you now need to "check in".

The area is a wonderful place for photos in all seasons, from the snow on the equipment, to the rushing water & the trees & pumpkin wall in the Fall. But I would prefer to wander on my own without feeling like I was being "logged in".
Written July 8, 2017
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Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM