Visit The Dearborn Historical Museum

If you enjoy taking a journey back in time, head to the Dearborn Historical Museum. Founded in 1950 to preserve the history of Dearborn and its citizens, the museum is home to several historical buildings that have fascinating stories to tell. They include:

Commandant’s Quarters 

Constructed in 1833, the Commandant’s Quarters is the oldest structure in Dearborn still sitting on its original site. Known as one of the seven most significant buildings in the state, it was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1956 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places four years later. The building is still furnished as it was in the 19th century, and it’s where visitors can learn about life during this era and explore exhibits about the city’s military history.

McFadden Ross House 

Dating back to 1839, this property first served the Detroit Arsenal Powder Magazine. When it closed in 1876, the Ross family moved in and called it home until donating it to the city to be used as a museum. It showcases the family’s personal belongings that pertained to daily life in Dearborn during the 19th century.

Richard Gardner House

Constructed by Richard Gardner in 1831, this is the oldest standing house in Dearborn. Born in Wroxton, Oxfordshire, England in 1807, Richard immigrated to the United States in 1828 and worked in Detroit as a clerk before relocating with his family to the Dearborn area in the early pioneer days.

If you are considering calling Fairlane Woods Apartments home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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