Northern Michigan asylum turns 135; Lives on as The Village

Dec 1, 2020

The Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital operated through the state from 1885 until 1989.
Credit The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

The Northern Michigan Regional Psychiatric Hospital opened November 30th, 1885. It closed 1989, and went on to be redeveloped in the early 2000s.

Today, it stands as the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Tour guide Vanessa Vance spoke with IPR’s Kendra Carr about the history of the state hospital.