Peter Dougherty Mission House

  • Address: 18459 Mission Rd, Traverse City, MI, 49686
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    Come experience the beauty of Old Mission Peninsula history where the Old Mission Peninsula earned its name. The 15 acres with trails are open to explore from dawn to dusk. Learn about the Peter Dougherty Mission House with posted on-site telephone narratives. Peek in the windows for a glimpse of life from 1842 to 1910. 

    The Peter Dougherty Mission House was built with Chief Ahgosa's Band in 1842 to house Reverend Peter Dougherty and his growing family. The Mission had been established in 1839 as part of the Treaty of 1836. The Peter Dougherty Mission House has been lovingly restored to illustrate the early history of our region. This historic building has been a Presbyterian Mission House, a farm, a resort, a family retreat, and is now a museum.

    The Peter Dougherty Mission House hopes to reopen for guided tours in 2021. See our website for tour information. You'll find a virtual tour of the House, which includes views of the summer kitchen, the carriage shed, the ice house, the unusual outhouse, and more there. 

    Wrap yourself in 179 years of Old Mission life at the Peter Dougherty Mission House.

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