Historic Village & Museum

The Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum is home to more than a dozen historic buildings. The ten acre site is part of the estate of Dr. Joseph Loop and boasts beautiful gardens and Victorian, Edwardian, and vintage buildings and exhibits. The museum society also hosts a number of fun and interesting events throughout the year.

A visit to the museum gives you a look back in time to the way life used to be in this lumbering, farming, and seafaring community. Children will be interested in seeing how their great-grandparents learned their ABCs in the one-room 19th century schoolhouse. And children of all ages can enjoy the General Store, period-furnished mansion, marine shipwreck items, military memorabilia, and Native American artifacts.

The Barn Theatre is here, too. You won’t believe the great performances put on in the Loop family’s 1880’s era barn. So pay the Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum a visit. Take a trip back in time. It’s well worth your time.


2017 Year-End Calendar

§  August 5-6 (Sat, Sun) Civil War Days 10am-5pm

§  August 11-13 (Fri-Sun) Antique & Thumb Yard Sale Trail 10 am-5pm

§  August 20 (Sun) “Great Lakes Passenger Ship Disaster”, Wayne Kadar, Author 3-5pm

§  September 17 (Sun) "The Toledo War" presented by Alan Naldrett, author 3-5pm

§  September 23 (Sat) House in Mourning & Walking Tour of Port Sanilac Cemetery 1-5pm

§  September 23 (Sat) Home Dinner RSVP 810-359-7701 or 810.376.8208 6-9pm

§  October 14 & 21 (Sat) Haunted Village (family friendly) 7-9pm

§  October 15 (Sun) William Henry Russell, Classical Guitar Soloist 3-5pm

§  November 19 (Sun) “Bombs Away” Ric Mixter, author 3-5pm

§  November 25 (Sat) Christmas Open House and Caroling in the Mansion 6-9pm

§  December 2 & 9 (Sat) Victorian Dinner 6:30 pm

§  December 10 (Sun) Christmas Choral Concert at St. Mary’s Church, Richard Cannon, director

Note: Children must be accompanied by adults for all activities, events, and concerts.

* Buildings Open, f- Food Tent, C -Family event appropriate for children