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Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor

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#7 of 8 in Museums in Ann Arbor
The Cobblestone Farm and Museum, which includes the Dr. Benajah Ticknor House (also known as the Ticknor-Campbell House) is an historical museum located at 2781 Packard Road in Ann Arbor Michigan. The museum gets its name from the cobblestone used to build the farmhouse. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1973.
The site of the Cobblestone Farm had been a farm as far back as 1824 and remained an operating farm well into the late 20th century. Ezra Maynard originally cleared the land on which the farm now sits. In 1835, Maynard sold the property to Heman Ticknor, who purchased it on behalf of his brother, naval surgeon Dr. Benajah Ticknor. That same year, Heman Ticknor constructed a small frame house on the property. In 1844, Benajah Ticknor built the cobblestone farmhouse, probably with the help of builder Steven Mills. Benajah Ticknor traveled extensively on assignments with the Navy, but retired to his farm in 1854 with his wife Getia and two adopted daughters. Benajah Ticknor died in 1858, at which time his extensive medical library was donated to the University of Michigan.
In 1860, Horace Booth purchased the farm from Getia Ticknor. Horace and his son Nelson farmed and improved the property, adding the fountain that still exists today. In 1881, William Campbell purchased the farm, and he and his descendants continued to farm the property until 1955. The family continued to own it until 1972, when the city of Ann Arbor purchased the property for use as a museum.
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  • Really nice venue for a casually formal wedding. I was a guest, not a participant, but it seemed to me everything went off very well. Nice rustic setting, plenty of interesting photo opps, including ...  more »
  • My wedding reception was held here, inside the barn. It's a beautiful setting and not every expensive to rent for Ann Arbor.  more »
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  • The barn is a beautiful place for a wedding, however , my daughters wedding was a week ago and a storm knocked out the power at Cobblestone. They had no backup generator. Things did not go well after that. They have not yet contacted us about it. They said we would be compensated for any inconveniences. It was very sad to have such a beautiful wedding end without power. We picked this barn mainly because it had air conditioning. I’ve had to contact them twice about it and still no response. I would not suggest this barn for a wedding because they do not seem to be prepared for emergencies.
  • It is a beautiful place. I am a wedding / event photographer and I have done several event at the Farm. By far one of my favorite spots in town. The place is just beautiful. It is perfect for an intimate events as well as a bigger one. It has something magical. The staff is on top of everything, courteous and always available. All the clients I have work with only have positive comments about here experience at the farm. The small fenced area with the farm animals is a joy for any toddlers and kids. It is one of our favorite -all year- stops with my daughters for our daily walk.

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