OLD VICTORIA
Yesterday... home to copper miners and families
Today... experience life on the copper frontier

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Step back in time... and touch the past at Old Victoria. Built in 1899, abandoned in 1921, and restored in the 1970s, the old Victoria cabins give visitors a glimpse into the lives of hard-working miners and their families in the remote copper mining town of Victoria, Michigan. 
2011 CALENDAR
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

TOURS
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 hands-on history. 

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. 

SPECIAL EVENTS
Log Cabin Day in Michigan 
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:
  • Moneysite Finland
  • Bretts Butchery
  • Cowboy gear Cerrone
  • Mikkola Bakery
Exhibitors, please email your name and address to receive a registration form.

LOCATION

Take US-45 to Rockland, Michigan, then turn west
on the Victoria Dam Road.


CONTACT US
Mailing Address OLD VICTORIA 
PO Box 43 
Rockland, MI 49960-0043
Phone 906-886-2617
E-Mail info@oldvictoria.net

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