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 2014 Events page.
2015 Spring School Tours
Village Sampler: Experience a sampling of 19th century life with visits to our one room school, farmhouse and either the tollgate house, general store, or log cabin. $3/participant, teachers are free.
School Combination: Students experience a morning in the school in this teacher conducted program. McGuffey’s Readers, slates, and teacher’s manuals are provided. Visit two Village buildings after lunch. $4/participant, teachers are free. Chores and additional buildings can be added for an additional $1/participant/building/chore.
For more detail, please visit our School Tours page. To get your best choice of dates for next spring, email or call us today! Teachers: to allow us enough time to obtain the best docents for your visit, please book your tour a minimum of two weeks in advance.
The Village buildings are currently closed to the public for the 2014 season, and will reopen in May of 2015.
The Village office is located in the General Store (the red brick building), and is open during the academic year on Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. If you need to meet with or get in touch with a staff member at any other time, please contact us by email, and we will do our best to get back with you as quickly as possible.
The Village Chapel