The house and campus buildings are only open for tours on special occasions or by appointment, but if you want a tour, just call ahead during our normal working hours and you might get lucky. Some of our volunteers are willing to give a quick tour on the spot. But this is spotty, so a prearranged tour is best.
Tours are typically offered during normal working hours, but if you are scheduling a large group or event, contact us to arrange off-hours events.
Tours cost $5.00 per person. Group rates can be arranged.
Our campus and grounds are open for your special event or for photo shoots. Contact us for more information.
There is a small kitchen area available in the Carriage House with a microwave and small refrigerator. We are not Servsafe certified. If you are planning a catered event, expect to provide your own tent, equipment and staff with the appropriate certifications.
The Carriage House has two single-use restrooms available. There are no other sanitary facilities on the grounds.
Meeting Venue – The Schoolhouse
Our schoolhouse – a one room school – offers an excellent space for small meetings. Occupancy is limited to about 25 people.
There is a handicapped-accessible ramp at the rear of the building. The schoolhouse is set in a period style with antique school desks which are movable.
Lighting is outstanding during the day but it’s pretty dim in there at night.
The schoolhouse is heated but not air-conditioned. Ventilation is excellent when all doors are open.
Pine Grove has full wifi coverage with a guest network in the parking/event area in and in front of the Carriage House, and about 60 degrees to either side of it. The schoolhouse is beyond this range. There is wifi in the house but it is limited to certain areas – it’s a brick building with thick walls.
Barrier-Free Access is Limited
While our Office, Library, and Schoolhouse offer barrier-free access, the Wisner House and Pioneer Museum require the use of stairs. The tour entrance for the house is via the side porch. The stairs there have six steps and sturdy railings on both sides with an additional step up into the house. The house tour includes the second floor; there is a full staircase with one railing to the left to maneuver to get there. This part of the tour can be skipped.
The house has wood floors and rooms with thresholds (with slight differences in floor heights) between them. Some areas have carpet runners.
The Pioneer Museum and Oakland County Genealogical Society collection is located in the basement of the Carriage House at the bottom of a full flight of stairs with a landing. There is an outside entrance to this level which requires navigating a hill.