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Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Located off of Tienken Rd. between Rochester Rd. and Dequindre Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306-4555
+1 248-656-4663
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Excellent to take the grandchildren to see the flowers and museum. We visit several times through... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Gary D
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Would not answer calls.

I wanted to rent The Calf Barn for a neighborhood event. It was available. I asked to call them... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
brondrisek
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and includes 16 acres bordered by Stony Creek, available for picnics, photography, wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as various other private event rental opportunities. Visitors learn about the people, places and events that have shaped the Greater Rochester Hills Community, through preserving the history of the greater Rochester area, and the fascinating story of the Taylor-Van Hoosen families who settled Stoney Creek Village in Rochester Hills in 1823. The Museum has guided tours of the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse and 1850 Red House, along with the exhibits, videos (including the Museum's award winning PBS movie, "Pioneer Family on Van Hoosen Farm"), Museum store and Hall of Fame, in the Dairy Barn. Special Museum events, programs, lectures and film series are just a few of the happenings that are offered to the community on this historic site. Visit today!
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“the barn” (3 reviews)
“pumpkin” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Located off of Tienken Rd. between Rochester Rd. and Dequindre Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306-4555
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent to take the grandchildren to see the flowers and museum. We visit several times through out the year to see the progress.

Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I wanted to rent The Calf Barn for a neighborhood event. It was available. I asked to call them back the following day. Jenna, who is the ONLY PERSON who can do this, never returned phone calls or voicemails. Nothing. If someone answered, only Jenna...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great Museum. Have a nice walk around and enjoy every thing. Walk around as a couple - make a nice romantic walk.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

very informative tour of the home and history of the area, about the family and the dairy farming in the area.

Thank Edward W
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Recent changes & upgrades have diminished some of the antique photo opportunities. However, it can still be a nice setting for a walk along the river with a camera. I don't care for the fact that some of antique farm implements are gone & as...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Learn how some of the early settlers were influential in early Michigan. The house is a must visit at Christmas. The barn is also quite interesting with its artifacts from early Michigan farming.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This museum has some interesting historical buildings and a small museum. What makes it stand out are the various programs they have all year round, which my kids really enjoy. They have a variety of summer programs and the kids really enjoyed the Christmas activities.

Thank BorgProtocol
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Attended a wedding reception in the barn building. It says it seats up to 150 which was the wedding limit. It was very tight with tables and dancing area. Only 1 bathroom for all guests to use. It was quaint and overall wedding was spectacular.

Thank HLO2015
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

nice place, relaxing nature. had a good time with the kids carving pumpkins and watch the numerous beautifully carved pumpkins on display.

Thank eyousif
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

VanHoosen Museum tells the story of two famous women - Sarah Van Hoosen Jones and Bertha Van Hoosen. Their success in animal husbandry made a significant impact on society

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