This magnificent French Renaissance features soaring stone towers, magnificent gardens, museum-quality collections (royalty, castles, and antique toys), plus one of the largest working model garden railroads in Michigan. Castle Farms offers both self-guided and guided historic tours (parties of ten or more, booked in advance). Your group will marvel at the fascinating history of this unique venue originally constructed in 1918 as a working model dairy farm. Restored to its original grandeur and now featured on both the National and Michigan Historic Registries, Castle Farms has earned its spot as one of Northern Michigan’s premier historic attractions. Tours feature a guided tram ride around the grounds. New in 2018, Castle Farms opened a wine tasting room called 1918 Cellars featuring our own vintages of delicious red, white, and sparkling wine and cider.
Between Traverse City and Mackinaw City
Dates/Hours of Operation
May & June: 10am-5pm
July & August: 9am-5pm
September & October: 10am-5pm
Daily Guided Tours available June-Mid October
Group Tours available by appointment ALL YEAR
We have the great fortune to be able to offer packages from 2 different Murder Mystery companies. One is a local troupe and the other is a national company, based out of Grand Rapids. Both shows are interactive events that will engage your group as sleuths to help solve the case. Murder Mystery troupe pricing is in addition to the tour and dinner package as they require a minimum fee and Castle Farms does not. Choose your favorite troupe package and add on the tour and dinner for $45 per person.
Local Troupe: Multiple cast members offer customization for your group upon request. The cost is $15 per person OR a minimum of $950.
National Troupe: Choose from nine different party themes and age ratings. Pricing for this group is based on guest count. Two actors are required for up to 50 guests at a flat rate of $1,299. Three actors are required for 51-100 guests at a flat rate of $1,599.