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 2015 Events page.
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 this 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. *Please note that because our office is only open on Wednesdays until the end of February, email is the most efficient way to get in touch with us during the winter months.
The Village Chapel