DeVries Nature Conservancy

The DeVries Historic Carriage and Sleigh Museum boasts one of the finest collections of carriages, buggies, surreys, sleighs and cutters in the Midwest.

The Owosso Carriage and Sleigh Company manufactured several of the sleighs in the collection. Founded in 1886 as the Owosso Carriage Works, the company went on to produce 90 styles of carriages and sleighs by its height in the early 1900's. Although it closed in 1915 as the automobile became more popular, its legacy lives on. Excellent examples of Owosso's manufacturing past can be seen in the museum.

Originally the personal collection of Dr. Jack DeVries, The museum now holds over 25 vehicles in restored and partially restored condition. Each piece has a brief history description attached.

Entrance to the museum is by appointment.

Private sleighrides can be booked any time we have 5 inches of snow. 

A romantic ride for two, or a bobsleigh filled with your whole family - our sleighrides are an amazing time for all.

Call the office at 989.723.3365 for more details.



Contact us

Mail us: 2635 N. M52 

             PO Box 608

             Owosso, MI 48867

Call us: 989.723.3365

Email us: info@devriesnc.org


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