Welcome to Mill Race Village, Northville

Once the site of a grist mill, Mill Race Village is a living museum built on land donated to the City of Northville by Ford Motor Co. From 1972, historic buildings were moved from other locations in the City, or reconstructed on site, and the Village is now home to the New School Church, a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop with working smithy, a general store, a gazebo and a rustic wooden bridge.

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Northville Historical Society Offices Are Closed


Until further notice, the business offices of the Northville Historical Society will be closed to the public.  Those wishing to conduct business with the business office, finance office, or archive may do so by appointment only. 


The grounds of Mill Race Village are open. Please enjoy the grounds and maintain 6 feet between yourself and others. 


We will be using CDC and Michigan Health Department directives to guide our reopening process. Thank you for your understanding. 

NHS Board of Directors

Email addresses for all staff personnel are listed here: https://www.millracenorthville.org/board-members

  • Double Pi Day 6:25
    Fri, Jun 25
    Mill Race Historical Village
    Double Pi Day 6:25
    We are looking for Pie Bakers!
  • Northville's Annual Gigantic Garage Sale [DATE CHANGED]
    Mon, Jul 26
    Northville's Annual Gigantic Garage Sale [DATE CHANGED]
Upcoming Events
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Become a member of the Northville Historical Society. Volunteer at our events or donate to help us maintain the Village.

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Want to know more about Mill Race Village? Who are we and what do we do?

Any questions? Interested in having your wedding at Mill Race Village, or want to rent one of our buildings for your event?