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Rentals of Museum Buildings & Grounds

Dairy Barn
Please note: Tables, chairs, linens and decorations are not included in building rental.       

A Special Place

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is available for your unique event. From wedding recep-tions, to family reunions and from birthday parties to anniversary celebrations, you will be surrounded by history in a beautiful and historic setting.

Museum Complex
The Museum complex includes the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse - home to five generations of the Taylor and Van Hoosen families; the 1850 Red House and the 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn that is filled with exhibits, videos and temporary displays that reflect the fascinating history of our community. Our buildings are surrounded by 16 acres of gardens and grounds and the property is bordered by Stoney Creek.

We would be honored to share our facility with you and we look forward to matching your needs with our unique site. We've been waiting for you since 1823!

Facilities to Rent
  • 16 acres of gardens and grounds 
  • 1927 Dairy Barn with conference room, kitchen, exhibit space and a capacity perfect for crowds up to 70 with chairs only, and 35 with tables and chairs.
  • Calf Barn seats up to 200 guests with chairs only, or 130 guests with tables and chairs.

Alcohol permitted on Museum grounds for special event rentals. Please contact Museum staff via  or by calling 248.656.4663 to discuss restrictions. You are welcome to cater your event or Museum staff can suggest a caterer for you. To check for availability, please contact the Museum at 248.656.4663. 

Facility Use Fees and Rules
Please read this document carefully regarding the facility use fees and rules.

Jenna Raschke
Jenna Raschke
Events Coordinator

Sylvia Finnigan
Sylvia Finnigan
Museum Event Associate

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