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Governor Warner Mansion Porch Party
Spend an evening enjoying the porch at the historic Governor Warner Mansion. Turn-of-the-century entertainment will be provided by “Impulse”, a local barber shop quartet, and guests will have the opportunity to try their hand at playing popular Victorian games such as badminton, croquet, and horse shoes, or even to try rolling a large wood hoop across the Mansion lawn. Board games will also be available.
The $5 admission includes games, entertainment, dessert and beverages. Hot dogs and chips will be offered for a small charge.
More About Governor Warner Mansion
Built in 1867, the Governor Warner Mansion displays a collection of artifacts and information about Michigan's only three-term governor and Farmington native, Fred M. Warner. Donated to the City of Farmington in 1980 by the governor's grandchildren, the house features a carriage barn, a circular drive and a gazebo. The expansive porch has become a gathering place for community "porch parties," where residents visit, play games and enjoy refreshments on summer evenings. Annual events include a tree-lighting ceremony and special activities during the Farmington Area Founders Festival.