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The Cathedral Barn at Historic Barns Park

One of the most unique park settings anywhere and now a beautiful backdrop to your special events

Once the working farm that fed patients and employees of the former Traverse City State Hospital, this 56-acre corner of the Grand Traverse Commons is being redeveloped into a one-of-a-kind regional hub for public recreation, community events, agriculture, horticulture, and environmental design. Historic Barns Park is well known for its namesakes, two large and beautiful barns that were rescued from the wrecking ball to be rehabilitated by the community. In addition to trails, community vegetable gardens, rolling meadows and forest, the park includes programming by two nonprofit partners. SEEDS provides agricultural and environmental education, and the park serves as the home of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, which will eventually cover nearly half the park and add to the natural beauty of this unique community gem. Visitors are likely to see all of these projects in motion throughout the warmer months.

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Venue Testimonials

Paul Deyo

a month ago

This is a remarkable location that includes the Botanical Gardens and wonderful hiking trails. Also within walking distance to great food, breweries, wineries and shopping

Katie Shaffran

a year ago

I am a wedding planner in the area and the historical cathedral barn was my first choice. It is absolutely beautiful! Not to mention, the event manager Stephanie is AWESOME! She is so great to work with and I highly recommend this venue. Thank you so much!

The Cathedral Barn at

Historic Barns Park

1500 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 409-8382