|May 28, 2011||Old Victoria opens for the season, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.|
|June 26, 2011||Annual Michigan Log Cabin Day Celebration (always the last Sunday in June)|
|August 21, 2011||Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair (always the third Sunday in August)|
|October 2, 2011||Old Victoria closes for the winter, to reopen Memorial Day weekend 2011|
|Visitor Center||Learn more about the history of Victoria... sign up for a guided tour... find
out about recreational opportunities in the Victoria Dam Recreation Area.
No admission required to tour the Visitor Center, but donations appreciated
and needed. All guided tours depart from the Visitor Center.
|Cabin Tours||Walk through the actual homes where hard-working miners and their families
lived... hear about their hardships and challenges as your tour guide takes
you back to Victoria of the copper mining days. Tour fee: $5 adults age 13 and over, $2 youth age 6-12, age 5 and under
free. Cabin tours take at least 45 minutes, and include opportunities for
|Ruins Walks||An extended tour of Old Victoria beyond the restored cabins to explore
ruins of the Victoria mine site. Tour fee: $10 adults age 13 and over,
$5 youth age 6-12 (all youth must be accompanied by an adult). Ruins walks
take approximately an hour-and-a-half and require hiking up and downhill
on rocky trails. Ruins Walks Schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm; and every Saturday in July, August and September at 9:30 am.
|Log Cabin Day
Sunday, June 26, 2011
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
|Celebrate Michigan's log cabin heritage at Old Victoria.
Taste homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh baked in Victoria's historic wood
cookstoves. Hear stories of the past, try your hand at old-time skills,
play old-fashioned games for kids of all ages. Coffee Clutch and Storytelling 10:00-1:00; Games for Kids of all ages 1:00-3:00; Ruins Walk 3:00-5:00 (half price $5/person). GRAND OPENING OF OUR NEW GIFT SHOP.
|Old Victoria Craft Fair
Sunday, August 21, 2011
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
|Handmade arts and crafts displayed on the lawn of historic
Old Victoria. Have one of those famous baked-in-the-woodstove cinnamon
rolls. Enjoy a lunch of mojakka (beef stew) and reiska (Finnish bread).
Bring the kids to play old-fashioned outdoor games in the afternoon. An
annual fundraiser for Old Victoria since 1983, with at least 25 exhibitors
and a thousand visitors.
Exhibitors have already signed up:
Take US-45 to Rockland, Michigan, then turn west
|Mailing Address||OLD VICTORIA
PO Box 43
Rockland, MI 49960-0043