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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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Mill Race COVID Update


The grounds of Mill Race Village are open to the public except when closed for a private event.

The Business Offices and Archives of the Northville Historical Society are open by appointment only. Please contact the appropriate staff person. Contact details here: https://www.millracenorthville.org/board-members

From Sunday October 10, the Mill Race Village Buildings will be closed for the season.


Masks are required in all Mill Race buildings. Please wear a mask on the Mill Race Village property if you are not fully vaccinated.

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Upcoming Events
  • Christmas in the Village
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 03
    Northville Historical Society
    Dec 03, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Northville Historical Society, 215 Griswold St, Northville, MI 48167, USA
    The Village decorated for the holidays!
  • Children's Christmas Workshop
    Sat, Dec 04
    Northville Historical Society
    Dec 04, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST
    Northville Historical Society, 215 Griswold St, Northville, MI 48167, USA
    Craft workshop for children 1st through 6th grade
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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?

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