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Welcome to Mill Race Village

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

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Please note: Mill Race Village offices will be closed for the holiday break beginning December 18th and will re-open Monday January 4th.

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Mill Race Village COVID-19 Closure Statement


In the interest of protecting our members, our staff, our volunteers and the general public, Mill Race Village is following the guidelines established by DR Robert Gordon, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. We will be adhering to the mandated mask requirement and limitations on social gatherings.


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

Mill Race Village is gratefully accepting donations. The Northville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3)- non-profit organization. Become a member and/or make a donation today! For details. https://www.millracenorthville.org/join-give


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More About Us
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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?