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.
Enjoy a delicious tea with Christmas goodies from recipes featured in our Village cookbook. To make a reservation, use our online reservation form below, or call the Village office at 517-347-7300. $10 per person. Each seating is limited to 27 guests.
The Village Chapel
The Village Chapel is available for rent for up to 100 guests for weddings, musical programs, memorials, and other public events. For rental details, please visit our Weddings page.
Join Santa and the Friends for an old-fashioned Christmas in the Village. Historic buildings will be open and decorated for the holidays. Volunteers in period dress will share some of the old traditions of Christmas a long time ago. Our Gift shop will be open. We offer many unique and hand crafted items for sale. And don't forget to stock up on our famous Barnes House Bean Soup!
Teachers: Book Your 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 details, please visit our School Tours page. To get your best choice of dates, call or email us today!
The Village office is now closed for the season, and will reopen with limited hours on Wednesdays only from 9am to 2pm from January 15, 2014 through February 26, 2014. Office hours will return to 3 days a week (Tuesdays - Thursdays) beginning March 4, 2014.
If you need to get in touch with a staff member during this time, or have a question regarding the availability of our wedding chapel, please contact us by email, and we will contact you as soon as we are able.
The Village buildings are currently closed to the public for the season, and will reopen again in May of 2014.