What is the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm?
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is a complex of historical buildings that represents an early Midwestern settlement. Located in Stoney Creek Village, the Van Hoosen Farm represents five generations of the Taylor-Van Hoosen families and the lives of these family members. Your visit allows you to tour the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse, 1850 Red House, 1927 Dairy Barn (adaptively reused to house exhibits, classrooms, videos and archives) and the 1848 Schoolhouse. In addition, the museum is surrounded by 16 acres of gardens and grounds, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
What is the cost to visit the museum?
Daily admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students (grades 3-12) and seniors (age 62 and older). A museum annual membership allows you free admission for daily tours and for nearly every special event and lecture, as well as a special invitation to member-only events. Plus, the membership program helps to support the whole museum operation, so we would love to have you join!
Can I visit the museum site and wander the grounds?
Yes. The museum is a public park and part of the Rochester Hills Parks and Natural Resources Department. You'll love our gardens, meadow, beehives, apple orchard and interpretive signs, as well as Stoney Creek. You can enjoy sunbathing, fishing, photography and more! Additionally, our site is used for numerous indoor and outdoor weddings and other special events, and is also used by photographers and schools. If you are planning any type of special event at our site, please call the museum staff at 248.656.4663 to verify whether other activities might be taking place.
Is metal detecting, geocaching, or flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) allowed?
Where can I find the Museum Newsletter?
You can find the newsletter by clicking here.