Walker Tavern Historic Site Visitor Information

Location | Admission | Dates & Hours | Special Events | How Much Time? | Accessibility | More Info

Address

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13220 M-50
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Location

Walker Tavern Historic Site is located in Cambridge Junction Historic State Park, 35 miles west of Ann Arbor, at the junction of U.S. 12 and M-50. Please note that the nearby building known as the Brick Walker Tavern is privately owned and is not part of our state park/historic site complex.

Admission

A Michigan state parks Recreation Passport is required for entry to the grounds. Please note that some special events require a fee or donation.

2017 Season Dates and Hours

April 14 through May 27 (grounds only): Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 28 - grounds, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; historic buildings, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 31 through August 19: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 23-24 - buildings closed, grounds open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
September 1 to October 8:

Grounds only: Friday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Buildings: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the above schedule, Walker Tavern Historic Site will be closed on the following dates:

June 18
August 13

Please note that one of our three historic buildings is temporarily closed for restoration.

The Walker Tavern Farmers Market is open most Sundays, late May through mid October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Events

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

The Walker Wheels Base Ball Club invites you to play or watch vintage "base ball."

View toward Walker Tavern and barn from the Visitor Center

How Much Time?

Please allow one to two hours to tour Walker Tavern Historic Site—more, if you are shopping at the Farmers Market or taking in a Walker Wheels vintage "base ball" game. The tavern includes an 1840s parlor, barroom, dining room and kitchen; the barn offers surveying and stagecoach exhibits.

See a map of the Walker Tavern Historic Site.

Pets: Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcomed on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building. For further information, please refer to the DNR web page, Pets in State Park Campgrounds.

Accessibility

Designated parking is available. The Hewitt House Visitor Center is an accessible facility. Upon arrival, visitors may request permission from staff to drive to the top of the steep-grade hill where the tavern and barn are located. The tavern and barn offer accessibility on the ground floor only. Accessible restrooms can be found both inside the Hewitt House Visitor Center and outdoors when buildings are closed.

For More Information

Send us an e-mail or telephone 517-241-0731. We cannot provide information about the nearby building known as the Brick Walker Tavern, as it is privately owned and not part of our state park/historic site complex.

Find out about college internship opportunities that may be available at this historic site.

Updated 06/12/2017