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Music House Museum

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Address: 7377 U.S. 31 North, Acme, MI 49690
Phone Number: 213-938-9300
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Description: The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City...
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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Amazing gem, awesome staff!

After many years of wanting to see this museum, we finally got to see it yesterday! The staff: Becky and Mr. Kennedy were so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It is a place steeped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Columbiaville, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

After many years of wanting to see this museum, we finally got to see it yesterday! The staff: Becky and Mr. Kennedy were so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It is a place steeped in automated music history and we got many wonderful demonstrations. Great place to visit - a true gem!

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a living museum of musical instruments from days past. But there are not dusty displays--they are operable, and are played for you, so you can hear the sounds of the past -- live. For me, a special treat and remembrance was listening to George Gershwin playing Rhapsody in Blue on the recording grand piano. Yes, Gershwin playing Gershwin,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you want something different besides, art museums, parks, etc. on your vacation then visit this place! Instruments tiny to gigantic are not only on display, but also are played right before your eyes and ears on this very detailed tour. Do not miss it!

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Beulah, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Music House Museum is incredible! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and give an excellent, informative, and entertaining tour. We were impressed with the collection - WORKING collection, of musical instruments. I have recommended the museum to many others. An excellent place to spend time with family, as younger children seem to be fascinated as well. Highly recommended.

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Address: Address: 7377 U.S. 31 North, Acme, MI 49690
Phone Number: 213-938-9300
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Acme

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