Barrier – Free Access

While our Office, Library, and Schoolhouse offer barrier-free access, the Wisner House and Pioneer Museum require the use of stairs.


We’re happy to have you come visit!

The Carriage House (Office, Research Library and Pioneer Museum) are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 4 PM and Wednesdays from 11 – 8 PM.

Please come visit – there’s always good company and the coffee’s usually reasonably fresh!

While the Mansion, Summer Kitchen and One Room Schoolhouse aren’t available unless by appointment, don’t let that stop you from visiting our grounds – there’s still good stuff to see and do.


Visitors to Pine Grove will tour the 1845 Greek Revival home of former Michigan Governor Moses Wisner, related outbuildings such as the root cellar, summer kitchen, smokehouse, and privy, the grove and gardens, the 1865 Drayton Plains one room school, and the Pioneer Museum, featuring artifacts from our rural past.

Tours generally last 1.5 to 2 hours and are conducted by costumed docents who are happy to share stories and answer your questions. Dress in period style or come as you are to enjoy a trip back in time!

Pricing: General Admission is $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Additional activities and pricing may apply during special events.

Group Tours by Appointment: Guided tours for children or adults are available by appointment. Consider your school group, scout troop, church fellowship gathering, senior center club, genealogical or history society, bridge partners, or lunch friends! Contact us to arrange a time.

School Tours: Teachers, please contact us for information about touring Pine Grove, optional schoolhouse rental, and an available teachers guide for help in planning your visit. All buildings, grounds, and outbuildings are included in the standard tour.

Optional schoolhouse rental (at $50 per half day) allows teachers extra time to teach their classes in the Victorian setting of the Drayton Plains school. Each year hundreds of children visit Pine Grove for a taste of history!

Research Library

If you can, please call ahead when planning a visit, especially if you have a specific research topic. Or submit a research request ahead of time and we’ll go over what we find when you get here.

There is a $5 per day fee for non-members to use the library, and a $5.00 fee to take reference photos (of book pages, etc). All of which can be avoided simply by joining the society for $20.00.

We are closed the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, the last week of December, and the first week of January.


We are located at 405 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue (formerly known as Oakland Avenue), one-half mile north of downtown Pontiac, just south of the Wisner School and Stadium. Our driveway access is shared with the laundromat next door – turn into the laundromat, and look for the gravel driveway to the north.