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Historic Crossroads Village
Genesee County, Michigan

Crossroads Village was named Genesee County's Official Bicentennial project in 1973. At the time there were only 3 buildings on the site. By the time the Village opened, on the 4th of July, 1976, there were 13 buildings in the park. Today, there are over 30 structures in the Village.

Plan on coming for a full day of fun. The Huckleberry RailroadGenesee Belle and the Village Park with 5 different rides are just some of the attractions.

Mail your postcards from the official Crossroads Village U.S. Post Office. Right next door are the General Store and Cafe. Enjoy magic shows and other free entertainment in the second floor Opera House.

Visit the water powered Atlas Grist Mill. Take home some stone ground corn meal. Or visit Master's Cider Mill. The steam-powered press can produce 140 gallons of sweet cider per hour. Just down the road is the steam-powered sawmill.

 Across the street from the sawmill is the church. The church has become so popular for weddings it can be difficult to view the inside on a weekend. The traditional buggy ride behind a beautiful appaloosa is a common sight. Visitors can take a ride around the village in a horse or mule drawn wagon.

View demonstrations of skills in the houses, visit the blacksmith's shop. Don't miss the toy barn. Or the broom maker. Or the Doctor's office and garden. Well, you get the idea.

Every building in the village has a story to tell. Some belonged to famous people like Billy Durant - founder of General Motors. Others, like the Tanner Wood Shed, were added because of the way they blend into the village. After visiting the Village take some time and stop at the Mott Children's Petting Farm. Future plans call for the Village and the Farm to blend together.

Labor Day weekend of 1996 saw the announcement of the relocation of the Museum of Labor, currently located in Flint, to the Village. The Museum will be built beside the entrance of the Village.

The village is a view of the past. Even so, it is a living, growing entity. While the Village pays its own way today, it couldn't exist without a lot of help.

Special mention should be made of the following: the continuing support of the citizens of Genesee County. The C.S. Mott Foundation and the many members of the Mott Family for their generous support of a community project. The many corporations and individuals who donated funds or collectibles. The employees of the Genesee County Parks. And last, but far from least, are the volunteers who donate thousands and thousands of hours every year. The Village couldn't operate without their love and dedication.

Thank You!!