Experience Living History at Troy Historic Village
Take a step back in time and discover the history of Troy and southeast Michigan at the Troy Historic Village. With eight historic or reconstructed buildings, history comes alive, immersing you in the past. The Historic Village is a treat for kids and adults, with many historical objects on display and countless programs and events taking place year-round. From a chapel to a general store to a log cabin, there’s plenty to explore and discover at Troy Historic Village.
The Story of Troy Historic Village
The history of the Historic Village goes all the way back to 1932, when a township hall was built with beams and features of nearby historic structures and included a space to display objects from the past. Then, in 1966, the Troy Historical Society successfully moved the Caswell House to the site near the township hall to save it from destruction. A few years later, when the Poppleton School was moved to the same green, plans started for a full-fledged historic village.
The site now houses eight historic structures, with two that have been recreated. The 1927 township hall serves as a visitor center for the Troy Historic Village, and the other buildings are open for historical exhibition.
Events and Programs
You can visit the Historic Village during open hours and take a tour of the buildings, but you’ll get more from your visit if you go during one of the many events and programs put on by the Troy Historical Society. Events take place in all seasons and some past ones have included an evening lantern tour, folk art workshop, trick-or-treat, a cemetery tour, watercolor classes, yoga, Thursday Teas, art exhibitions, and guided conversations on preservation and civics.
Be sure to check the Troy Historic Village website to see what’s coming up.
Plan Your Visit
The Troy Historic Village is located at 60 W Wattles Rd (17 Mile Rd), Troy, MI 48098. It’s open year-round on Monday-Friday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm with special programs and events taking place on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and children aged 6-12, and free for children under 5 and Troy Historical Society members. The general admission ticket includes a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt for kids. You can easily reach the Historic Village from I-75, using either Exit 72 or Exit 69. The on-site parking is free as well. It’s a great place to spend a day in Troy, Michigan.