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Amusement Parks >> House of David Park


Address: 1158 E. Britain Ave
City: Benton Harbor State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Berrien
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7/19/2012 - Tim Stoops
The amusement park is open again and is being restored. Lots of ongoing work. It is called Eden Springs Park at the House of David. Train rides every Saturday and Sunday with steam engine most Sundays. They have a web site and facebook page.
11/13/2011 - Lori
Is it possible to go on a tour of the inside of the diamond house? Is Mr. Purnell still interred there?.
11/13/2011 - Lori
I used to live at the ravine trailer park many years ago. My friends and I used to sneak across the street to go on train rides I always saw the a House of David as fun but somewhat mysterious place, In the back of the Diamond house there used to be a gazebo and a water fountain, we were always drawn to playing there, and no one stopped us. It was our wonderland.
10/16/2011 - Tim
Work is continuing to bring the park back. First open to the public is October 29 & 30, 2011.
10/4/2009 - Wally Meil
There is an exciting move going on as we speak, as the House of David Amusement Park has been purchased and the entire park is to be reopened this coming summer, 2010...!! The miniature steam engine trains will be running again by Memorial Day weekend, and several of the old amusement park buildings have been restored and others are in the process of being slowly renovated and will be a part of the rebirth of the great old amusement park that entertained so many of us back in the day! Keep your eyes peeled.....its exciting times here in Benton Harbor, and I''m witnessing what people have dreamed of for over 40 years!!
8/4/2009 - Buzz Sodeman
Another great resource about the House of David and the park is Clare Adkin Jr. who wrote the book titled, "Brother Benjamin - A History of the Israelite House of David." It was published in 1990 by the Andrews University Press out of Berrien Springs. It is an excellent resource and I''m fortunate to have met Clare and have an autographed copy of the book.
7/3/2009 - Chris Siriano
The House of David Amusement Park is still partially intact, and has a wonderful museum which teaches the history of the park and the people, located at the following: 2251 Riverside Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan,49022. The museum is open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. It is filled with wonderful pieces of their famous past, including the original steam engine train, original midget auto racecar, and thousands of original photos and memoribilia from their wonderful history. You can visit the fascinating website at www.houseofdavidmuseum.org . There will be more exciting news about the House of David Amusement Park coming August 1, 2009.....
10/3/2008 - Doug
I grew up in Cincinnati, but I remember that we took a couple of summer vacation trips to a resort along Lake Michigan, and I certainly remember going to the House of David. This would have been about 1953 and I was 7 or 8 years old, but I remember being a bit spooked by all the men with beards, and I definitely remember riding on that train. The pictures bring back a lot of old memories.
9/23/2008 - Unknown
visit www.maryscityofdavid.org for more information
1/15/2007 - Jeff
Although listed as demolished many old structures still stand.
1/6/2003 - Web
In 1903 the Israelite House of David, a communal society, was founded by Benjamin and Mary Purnell. Located on a large tract of land east of the city, their amusement park and baseball team became famous nationwide and attracted thousands of visitors.
House of David Park - ENTRANCE
ENTRANCE
House of David Park - ENTRANCE
ENTRANCE
House of David Park - ENTRANCE
ENTRANCE
House of David Park - THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
House of David Park - THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
House of David Park - THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
House of David Park - THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
THE EDEN OPEN-AIR THEATRE
House of David Park - TRAIN RIDE
TRAIN RIDE
House of David Park - TRAIN RIDE
TRAIN RIDE
House of David Park - BUS SERVICE
BUS SERVICE
House of David Park - BASEBALL PLAYERS
BASEBALL PLAYERS
House of David Park - EDEN THEATER
EDEN THEATER

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