The Meridian Historical Village is located in picturesque Central Park in Okemos, Michigan, and contains historic buildings relocated from other locations and carefully restored to their original 19th century style. The Village is operated by the Friends of Historic Meridian, a non-profit organization formed in 1974 to create and sustain an active appreciation of local history. The Friends of Historic Meridian preserve and maintain the historic buildings, sponsor community events in the Village, and hold six free public lectures per year. For a complete list of events at the Meridian Historical Village, please visit our Events page.
Visiting the Village
The Village buildings are currently closed for the season and reopen to the general public for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Please note that the Village is located in Central Park, a public Meridian Township park, and the public is welcome to enjoy the Village grounds and surrounding trails any time of the year.
During the academic year, and especially during the spring and fall, access to the Village buildings is reserved during the week for touring school groups, and we do ask that the public refrain from entering unlocked buildings while school tours are being conducted at the Village.
During the month of February, the Village office will be open on Wednesdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
To schedule a private of the Village, please email or call the Village office at 517-347-7300. Please allow at least 4 days notice for a private Village tour. The Village office is located in the General Store (the red brick building). Please note if you are unable to reach us by phone, our staff is always reachable by email.
"Meridian Township," a new book written by Jane Rose, Executive Director of the Meridian Historical Village, is available for purchase in the Village General Store.
The book is also available for purchase at the following local retailers: Walgreens in Okemos; Schuler Books in Okemos and Grand Rapids, MI. The book can also be purchased online at Amazon.com.
The Village Chapel