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Music House Museum

7377 U.S. 31 North, Acme, MI 49690
213-938-9300
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Acme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th year, the museum presents one of the most unique music museums in America. Ninety-minute tours demonstrate fully-restored mechanical instruments dating from 1870 to 1930.Guest will also see Models of buildings from Traverse City 1930’s era. Music boxes of all sizes, a mechanical street organ, one of largest dance organs built in Belgium in 1922 , Weber Duo-Art reproducing grand piano,1924 Wurlitzer theater organ used to accompany silent films.

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had barely half an hour before closing, but they let us in, gave us some highlights, and made us want to return another time. An unexpected jewel.

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Castelnaudary, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a wonderful collection of musical instruments. Be sure to take the tour as the guides are very knowledgeable. They turn a two to three hour tour into an unforgettable journey through time. Only they are able to open and operate the various instruments. This visit was far above our expectations. Thank you, Tom, for the tour.

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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Unique museum with many interesting and hard to find instruments. They play many of them for you including a rare repeater piano, player organs, band organs... If you want something different, check this out.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A short drive North from Traverse City on hyway 31 is the Music HOuse. Someone miraculously collected musical items, and have put them on display with such wonderment, It is worth the stop, Have you ever seen a caliope? Guides or not, you can wander through, its old, its interesting, its one of a kind, and its open most every... More 

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Burt Lake, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We had our beautiful two granddaughters (ages 6 & 8), with us recently for a trip into Traverse City. On our way home, we decided to stop at the Music House Museum in Acme, MI. We had never been there before, although we pass it often. We are so glad that we stopped, as we had a great time. We... More 

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This attraction is a hidden gem located just north of Travers City. It's a turn of the century barn filled with musical instruments big and small. It was amazing to see the technical expertise and craftsmanship of the pioneers of recorded musical sounds. The very affordable entry fee includes a 1 1/2 hour guided tour, along with a self-guided tour... More 

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Jackson, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a must stop if you are out by it. The people there are very nice and friendly. The things they have to show are great fun. We got to see a really funny silent film and hear the music that went along with it. they have some really big organs that are a must see.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I just got back from driving the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. I had planned little stops here and there: museums, activities, towns, beaches, lighthouses, etc. I planned so far in advance I couldn't remember what some of the things I'd written down were. I remembered being very interested in the Music House Museum. My husband and I... More 

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Fairborn
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188 reviews 188 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stop here if you’re interested in music boxes and organs. The tour lasts about an hour or so with the very knowledgeable guide giving the history of the restored pieces before playing a selection or two on each. The gift shop has good section of music related items.

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St. Cloud
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The museum is housed in a former dairy barn/grainery. The original building was built in 1870. It became a museum in the 1980s sometime. Our guide, Becky Gagnon, told us all of the mechanical music machines on her tour was created between 1860 and 1940. A two-hour tour that included music. Lots of music. And complete explanations about the player... More 

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