Cambridge Junction Visitor Information

Season Dates and Hours | Admission | Location | Parking | Amenities | Photography | Accessibility | Pets

Walker Tavern and Barn, as viewed from US-12Please allow one to two hours to tour the historic buildings at Cambridge Junction Historic State Park -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, bar room, dining room and kitchen; the barn offers surveying and stagecoach exhibits.

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.

2021 Season Dates and Hours

The grounds of Cambridge Junction Historic State Park are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, May 1 through October 1, except as noted below.

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is closed on the following dates during the 2021 season:

  • May 31, Memorial Day
  • July 4, Independence Day
  • July 16-18, Faster Horses at MIS
  • August 20-22, MIS race weekend
  • September 6, Labor Day

Historic buildings are open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from May 26 through August 6, and August 18 through September 17. Please note that Hewitt House and Walker Tavern may be closed intermittently without notice while buildings are being restored. The barn will remain open throughout the season without interruption.

Bonus days! Historic buildings will also be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on game days for the Walker Wheels vintage baseball club:

  • July 11
  • July 31
  • August 7
  • August 8
  • August 28

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There is no fee to view the historic buildings when they are open. However, a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to the grounds.

Please note that some special events require a fee or donation.

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Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is 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.

Our address is:

13220 M-50
Brooklyn, MI 49230

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Free parking is available in the park for vehicles with a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport.

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While visiting Cambridge Junction Historic State Park, the following amenities are available:

  • Full restrooms in the Hewitt House Visitors Center and vault toilets on the grounds
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic areas

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Personal photography without flash for private use is permitted in the buildings and on the grounds. Photographs may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes.

Photography for weddings and other special events is allowed on the grounds and in the buildings during regular open hours with advance permission. Please contact us in advance to schedule a time.

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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.

Service animals are always welcomed.

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Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcome on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building. For more information, please see the Department of Natural Resources Pet-Friendly Rules.

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Email us at or telephone 517-930-3806. 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.

Updated 08/03/2021