Peter Dougherty Mission House

  • Address: 18459 Mission Rd, Traverse City, MI, 49686
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    Step back into 1842 to experience Old Mission Peninsula history where the Old Mission Peninsula earned its name. Come tour the property Fridays through Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. A docent will lead you through the property which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A visiting exhibit features the early contributions to the Village by H.K. Brinkman. Also on loan by Brendon Keenan are wonderful Blacksmith items. The 15 acres with trails and demonstration gardens are open to explore from dawn to dusk every day. 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 if the House is closed. Come wrap yourself in 179 years of Old Mission life.
    The Peter Dougherty Mission House was built with Chief Aghosa'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.
    We look forward to welcoming you! See our website for tour information. You'll find information about the house, summer kitchen, carriage shed, ice house, unique outhouse, and more.

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