SUMMER

May 23 - September 7, 2015

It is highly recommended that you purchase your Huckleberry Railroad train tickets early as they do sell out in advance. For your convenience summer, Halloween and Christmas tickets are sold year round.

Wednesday through Sunday, holidays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Village is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except holidays (May 25 and Sept. 7).

Ticket Ages
Adult: 13 years – 59 years
Senior: 60 years & older
Child: 25 months to 12 years
Child: 24 months and under are free

Ticket sales end at 4:30 pm Wednesday - Sunday, and holidays.
Ticket booth sales start 15 minutes before the Village opens.


Crossroads Village Regular Summer Season

The below rates do not apply to Day Out With Thomas days, in  August .

 

 

Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
$10.00
$8.50
$8.00
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
$9.00
$7.65
$7.20
Call for rates
Child 25 mos.-12 yrs.):
$8.00
$6.80
$6.40
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. & under):
Free
Free
Free
Call for rates

 

 

Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
$13.00
$11.05
$10.40
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
$12.00
$10.20
$9.60
Call for rates
Child (25 mos.-12 yrs.):
$10.00
$8.50
$8.00
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. & under):
Free
Free
Free
Call for rates

 

 

Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
$16.00
$13.60
$12.80
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
$15.00
$12.75
$12.00
Call for rates
Child (25 mos.-12 yrs.):
$12.50
$10.65
$10.00
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. &under):
Free
Free
Free
Call for rates
Genesee Belle Tickets
Added on to combination ticket, purchased in conjunction with 'free admission only' pass: Tickets: Adult & Senior: $3.00 and Child: $2.50

Ticket prices apply to everyone age 25 months and older. No other discounts apply.

During Day Out With Thomas™ (August 2015)
no Village pass is accepted.

Amusement Ride Tickets
The Charles W. Parker Carousel, Superior Wheel, miniature mechanical pony cart, miniature Flyer Train, Venetian swing, and wheelchair swing:  $1.25 each or 4 for $4.00.
 

Wheelchairs
The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission has taken great care to enhance the accessibility of Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad with its dirt roads and uneven boardwalks by offering free of charge on a first–come, first-serve basis, a limited supply of conventional (non-electric) wheelchairs.  If you need a wheelchair, it is recommended that you bring your own— especially on busy weekends.

Summer Train Departures:

May 23 - September 7, 2015:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
On selected and busy days additional trains may be added.

Genesee Belle Village Departures:

There’s a surprise waiting for you at the Village dock.  It’s the beautiful Genesee Belle, a replica of the paddlewheel riverboats that were popular during Mark Twain’s time, and you’re invited on board for a scenic 45-minute cruise around Mott Lake.  

All Belle information will be determined at a later date.

Note: The Village will be closed beginning September 8. Come back and visit beginning October 3 when we re-open to celebrate
Halloween!

 

Commercial Photography, Filming, Testing Fees & Rental Fees
Crossroads Village
$500 minimum per day
Huckleberry Railroad
$3,500 Minimum, Non-Operating Day
$600 Minimum, Operating Day
Off-Season Charter
1 Locomotive, 6 Coaches
8 hr. on Railroad
$3,500 Minimum
Add second locomotive
$1,500
   
 
 
Carousel Ride (whole building)
$150 per hour
Coldwater Road Chapel
$300 per 3 hours
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time the reservation is made.

Activities and Events - Summer

 

2015 Special Events
A Summer of Fun! 

All dates are subject to change 
 

May 

 
May 13-15, 21-22, 27-29, June 3-5, 10-12: School Days
Teachers and students, these special days are designed just for you!  Your history lessons will mean so much more when you take part in the daily activities of a 19th century Michigan community. Visit the historic home, shops and trade building that date back to the days of Thomas Edison and Sojourner Truth.  Enjoy an old-fashioned magic show in the Colwell Opera House.  Go beyond studying history...be a part of it!  Call 1.800.648.7275, ext. 6 for information on school group prices and reservations.

May 23-25: Honor America's Armed Forces
Join us in a three-day tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces.  We'll provide everything you need to make a greeting card for a hospitalized veteran and you can add a square to our 2015 "Remembrance Quilt."  During this special tribute,
all veterans and active duty personnel will receive free Village admission and train ride for themselves and one guest.

May 30-31: Down on the Farm
Farm chores are hard work and one hundred years ago, they were even more challenging.  This weekend, visit the Village farm and experience some of the important 19th century farm task, with the help of our farm volunteers. Watch the precise work of sheep shearing and try your hand at a paper craft.  Help make sweet, creamy butter and if gardening is your pleasure, you can help plant the Village garden. 


 

June 

The early bird gets the amusement ride!  Each Sunday in June, when you purchase a ticket for admission, or use you Family Annual Pass, you'll receive free rides on our vintage amusements from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.     

June 6: Kaleidoscope FREE Family Fun Day!
Gather your whole family for plenty of free fun from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  Watch some of the best dogs in the country team up with their agility trainers to perform at a spectacular North American Dog Racing Association show.  There will be three performances by the internationally know Classic K-9s and crafts for kids. Tickets for a ride on the Huckleberry Railroad will be a special one-day price of $4.75 per person.

June 13: Adult Mystery
Adult mystery lovers, brush up on your CSI skills as you uncover the clues and learn what's afoot!  Come help solve a mystery at Crossroads Village!

June 20: Girls Day in the Village
Girl Scouts in grades K through 5 will be in the Village working toward badges, and all girls visiting the Village on this day are welcome to join in!  There are chores to do in our historic homes and around the Village that were essential to keep 19th century communities running smoothly.  Kids can also play old-fashioned games such as spoon-and-egg, hoop-and-stick and potato sack races.

June 27 & 28: The 19th Century Professionals of Crossroads Village
Meet the people who kept the village residents prosperous, healthy and wise in the 1800s: the banker, doctor, dentist and lawyer.  Learn about the 19th century "dispute" that had the whole village talking.


July  

July 4: Independence Celebration
Three cheers for the red, white and blue!  Celebrate the holiday with all kinds of fun and games including an exciting carnival midway!  Then take a break and enjoy our annual old-fashioned ice cream social.

July 9: Crim's Huckleberry Hustle
Whether you're an ambler or racing against the clock for a top award, join us for this unique trek through history and nature.  The 5k Huckleberry Hustle is now part of the Crim's GrassRoots Race Series and this fun run/walk starts and ends in historic Crossroads Village!  Children six years old and under have their own fun event on this day when they can sprint for treats in the Little Berry Dash.  Visit geneseecountyparks.org for details and registration.


July 11 & 12: Little Berry Weekend
This weekend is designed for you little "huckleberries!" Pint-seized visitors will love the games, crafts and outdoor activities we have planned just for them! 


July 18: Kids Who dunn it? Day
Here's great opportunity for mystery-loving kids to become modern-day detectives and help solve a mysterious situation in Village.  They'll get tips for investigating the "scene of the crime" and they can interview suspects in the Village who will help them crack the case.

July 25 & 26: Prairie Days
Street Peddlers and traveling sideshows are the order of the day - a day in the 1800s!  Come see who rolled their wagons into town to captivate you with their 19th century attractions.  Kids can also mine for gold and exchange it at Crossroads Village trading post.


 
August   

August 1-2: Railfans Weekend
This weekend is dedicated to trains and train lovers!  Celebrate our famous Huckleberry Railroad with shop tours, demonstrations, model trains and special photo ride.  We've stocked the shelves and bins at the Train Store with great merchandise and there's a free piece of coal from engine #464 for visitors at the Hobo Village while supplies last!

August 8: Literary Day
In the 1800s, children living on remote farmlands and in small towns experienced the world of adventure, mystery and travel on the pages of their favorite books.  On this day in the Village, we'll bring to life the beloved 19th century book The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.  Your children are invited to come with us to a land of special friends, crafts and surprises in Sherwood Forest.

 

August 15: Women's Suffrage
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote on August 18, 1920, but the debate began more than 60years earlier.  How would you have felt about women's rights in the 1800s?  Cast your vote in the Village.

August 21-23, 28-30: Day Out With Thomas  2015 DOWT Handbill
Spend and exciting day with Thomas and his friend during their Celebration Tour.  Join us for a ride on Thomas, a show by Bob the Builder and lots of great train activities.  This special visit by everybody's favorite tank engine is a dream-come-true for kids!  There's plenty of free parking and you can reserve your tickets online by going to geneseecountyparks.org.
 

September   

September 5-7: Take Home a Piece of History
Take home a piece of Crossroads Village history at our Village Barn Sale held all three days of Labor Day Weekend.  On Saturday, you can watch artisan demonstrations and on Monday, we'll hold our 3rd Annual Artisan Auction.  This is your opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items made right here in the Village.

 

October

October 3-4, 9-11, 16-19, 23-25, 28-31: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies
Your favorite spooky friends await you at Crossroads Village throughout the month of October and they invite you to join them for happy Halloween fun!  Blinking pumpkin lights will lead you to 20 yummy candy stops around the Village and we're serving up cider and donuts for everyone!  You'll love our Enchanted Forest, magic show in the Opera House and the curious straw maze, all included with your admission.   Top off your trick-or-treat tour with a ride through the autumn country side on the famous Huckleberry Railroad Ghost Train Express!  Visit geneseecountyparks.org for hours and rates.

 

November

November 16: Ladies Night Out 
This ladies-only extravaganza has quickly become an annual favorite!  Vendors will offer everything from homemade soaps, candy, fresh wreaths to folk art, hand-crafted jewelry and our village shops will be stocked to their ceilings.  It's a one-night, once-a-year evening of shopping, laughing, food and fun!  Tickets to Ladies Night Out are $5 or free with a current Village Annual Pass if you reserve your tickets in advance. 

 

November 27-29, December 4-6,11-13,18-20,22,23,26,29,30: Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic 
Make happy memories when the magical feeling of this festive holiday season fills the streets, shops and homes at Crossroads Village and thousands of tiny lights sparkle in the trees.  Gather your friends and family for a toasty nighttime ride through the snowy countryside on the Huckleberry Railroad and watch villagers making vintage crafts.  You'll find great gifts for everyone on your list and Santa will be there in person to greet you.  You'll love this joyful six-week celebration that opens November 27 with a glorious fireworks show and continues through December 30.  It's a 30-year tradition and we hope you will be part of it!  For hours and rates please visit geneseecountyparks.org.

 

December 7, 14, 21, 24, 28: Christmas Drive Through Only Nights
Rather view the Village from your Car?  Visit on special Drive Through Only Nights from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., just $5 per carload!  No buses please.


 

 



 

 

Food

Feeling hungry?
Three casual dining options in the Village offer everything from tasty snacks and beverages to soups and sandwiches. The large, air-conditioned Mill Street Warehouse has a cafeteria and plenty of seating for large groups.

There are also lovely areas throughout the Village where you can relax and enjoy your own picnic.

Crossroads Café
Hours of operation are from 10:00am - 5:00pm (grill shuts down at 4:30pm).

Click here for a menu.


Lakeside Grill
Hours of operation are from 12:00 - 3:00pm.

Click here for a menu.

Millstreet Warehouse
Hours of operation are as announced.


Horton-Colwell Opera House Events

Colwell Opera House:

 

Shows and times to be determeind