Cambridge Junction Historic State Park / Walker Tavern Historic Site

In the 1840s, Sylvester Walker's farmhouse tavern at Cambridge Junction was a favorite rest stop for travelers heading west on the Old Chicago Road. Today, the tavern is part of an 80-acre state park. Visitors can tour the site's three historic buildings, view exhibits about tourism and enjoy the natural landscape of the Irish Hills. Open seasonally. Site operated by the Michigan History Center, Michigan Department of Natural Resources. 

 

Walker Tavern Historic Site Events 2023

April

The Escape of John White—Brooklyn Branch of the Jackson District Library
Tuesday, April 11, 2 to 3

May

Jackson County Free Museum Day
Saturday, May 13, 10 to 4

Farmers Market Opens
Sunday, May 14, 10 to 2 thru Sunday, October 1, 10 to 2
Market Closed on Sunday, July 16 and Sunday, August 6

June

Evening Concert—Jackson Ukes
Thursday, June 8, 6 to 8

Evening Concert—Manchester Community Brass Band
Thursday, June 22, 6 to 8

Vintage Base Ball—Walker Wheels
Saturday, June 24, 1 to 3

Vintage Base Ball—Walker Wheels
Sunday, June 25, 2 to 4

Summer Camp for Kids—3 days—Different Activities each day
Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30
Kids ages—6 to 8, 11 to 12; Kids ages—9 to 11, 1 to 2
$5 per child must be accompanied by an adult, Friends member discount

July

Site Closed for Faster Horses—July 14 to 16—no Farmers Market

Summer Camp for Kids—3 days—Different Activities each day
Wednesday, July 19 to Friday, July 21
Kids ages—6 to 8, 11 to 12; Kids ages—9 to 11, 1 to 2
$5 per child must be accompanied by an adult, Friends member discount

Evening Concert—Paige Band
Thursday, July 20, 6 to 8

Quilt Workshop—make a pillow--$40 all supplies, lunch/snacks included
Thursday, July 27, 10 to 3 & Friday, July 28, 10 to 12

August

Site Closed for Race at MIS, August 4 to 6 —no Farmers Market

Evening Concert—TBA
Thursday, August 10, 6 to 8

Sauk Trail Memories—Traditional Lost Arts
Sunday, August 13, 10 to 2

Vintage Base Ball—Walker Wheels
Saturday, August 26, 9 to 5

September

Evening Prairie Stroll—Candlelight and Music at the Tavern
Saturday, September 16, 6 to 8 

 

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