Kids' Stuff Programs

Walker Tavern Historic Site

Ages: 5 to 15 with accompanying adult
Fee: $10 per child per program (one accompanying adult free) or all three Kids' Stuff programs for $25
Pre-registration required. Download the 2018 Walker Tavern program registration form - PDF

We've created some great opportunities for children aged 5-15 with their adult companions to have fun and learn about history. Programs are held from 1 to 3 p.m. on the following dates in 2018.

  • June 27 - Tea with Clara
    Registration closes June 22

    Clara and Henry Ford—yes, the Henry Ford—visited Walker Tavern on a number of occasions. Clara loved to have tea with her friend Mrs. Hewitt. Enjoy tea time as Clara Ford did on this delightful summer Wednesday afternoon.
  • July 18 - Making A Moc
    Registration closes July 13

    Native Americans lived, traveled and hunted the hills and lakes around what is now Walker Tavern Historic Site. One local Native American foot trail eventually became U.S. 12, connecting Lake Michigan and Detroit. Spend the afternoon making your own pair of faux leather moccasins and discover how your shoes are very different from moccasins.
  • August 15 - Exploring Archaeology
    Registration closes August 10

    Through artifacts and interactive displays, discover the daily lives of the people who lived at Walker Tavern Historic Site. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl, a spear-thrower used long ago by Native peoples.

These programs are presented by
Friends of Walker Tavern

Walker Tavern Historic Site—part of the Michigan History Museum System and the MotorCities National Heritage Area—is located 35 miles west of Ann Arbor, in Cambridge Junction Historic State Park; a Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Read more Walker Tavern Historic Site visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 02/12/2018