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Frequently Asked Questions About The Village

What can I do when I visit the Village?
In addition to year-round self-guided tours of the historic buildings, we offer:

  • Hands-on history field trip programs for students in Pre-K through middle school. For more information go to School Programs
  • Monthly programs featuring a wide array of speakers, topics, tea and cookies, preschool story hours and classes including blacksmithing. For more information go to Programs & Classes.
  • Access to archival records for historical and genealogical research. Email to make an appointment.
  • Offsite group tours of unique locales, including historic sites and cemeteries
  • Annual events, including the Troy Traffic Jam car show; Halloween Trick-or-Treat; and traditional Christmas open house. We are also the site of the Troy Garden Club’s arts and crafts boutique during the annual Troy Garden Walk (second Wednesday of July).

Is the Village accessible to guests with disabilities?
The Troy Historic Village welcomes visitors, volunteers, and program participants with disabilities. Please visit our Accessibility page for details about Village accessibility. Feel free to reach out to our staff with specific questions at or 248-524-3570.

Will you show me around the Village?
Sure! If you are interested in booking a guided tour of the Village for your group of 10 or more, please call 248-524-3570 or email  to arrange a visit that accommodates your group. We welcome groups of seniors, adults, and youth.

Are food and drink available for purchase?
Not at this time, but in the summer guests are welcome to bring food and enjoy a picnic lunch outside on the picturesque Village Green. Please note: food and drink are not permitted inside of the historic buildings.

Is this a good place to bring my kids?
Yes, kids love the Village! Younger children can search for Cheddar the Village Mouse, our mascot who is always hiding in one of the historic buildings. Older children will enjoy completing a Village-wide scavenger hunt for special artifacts during your visit. Young guests are welcome to sit at the desks inside our one-room schoolhouse and play with old-time wooden toys in Town Hall, too. Best of all, these activities are included with general admission! Please see our Visit page for Village Exhibits and upcoming Programs and Activities.

Are you a teacher? Schedule a Village field trip for your class by calling our education hotline at 248-524-3598. Can’t make it to the Village? We’ll come to you! Our ‘H2U: History to You’ programs bring hands-on learning right to your classroom. You can view all of our onsite and offsite school group offerings here: Field Trips for Schools.

Is this a good place to bring my dog?
While the Village staff love and appreciate canine companions only registered therapy and guide dogs are welcome in the Village. Fortunately, we are located less than a mile from the City of Troy’s Daisy Knight Dog Park on Livernois between Wattles and Big Beaver.

Do you have a gift shop?
The Village Store features mementos of your visit to the Troy Historic Village, including postcards and books, as well as old-time toys, penny and rock candy, Michigan-Made maple syrup products, sticker books, and some other locally inspired items. We accept cash, check, credit/debit, and Apple/Google pay.

Are Village buildings heated/air-conditioned?
With the exception of the pioneer log cabin and wagon shop, all of the buildings are outfitted with modern heating. Air-conditioned buildings include the 1927 Township Hall, Caswell House, General Store, Parsonage, Church and Town Hall. Modern restroom facilities are located in the General store and Church. Niles-Barnard House is heated, air-conditioned, and has modern accessible restroom facilities.

Can I get married in the Village?
The Church and Village Green can be rented for indoor or outdoor ceremonies. The Village is also available for outdoor graduation or retirement parties and small indoor events including youth birthday parties, club or business meetings, or private photography sessions. Please visit our Rentals page or call 248-524-3303 for more information on renting the Village for your special event.