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Music House Museum

7377 U.S. 31 North, Acme, MI 49160
213-938-9300
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Acme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty 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... more » 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. « less
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Burt Lake, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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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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157 reviews 157 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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Waco, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Artifacts were varied, well preserved & functional. Lectures were well informed. Enjoyed viewing & hearing the instruments.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
37 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just awesome, loads of musical instruments with particularly attention to automation. Great tour. Some highlights - hear Gershwin playing his own compositions, see one of a kind stuff, Play one of only four of the type of a piano left in the world. Hear massive cinema and dance hall orangs. I cannot recommend this museum too much. Wheelchair access only... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After checking out trip advisor we decided to check this place out. Don't pay any attention to the negative statements on T.A. I can only think that those individuals were traumatized by some musical mishap. It is so rare to see historical presentations where things are not just seen behind glass but in full operational condition. If I made more... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This museum is more than just the little local museum it appeared to be from the road. There is a guided tour which you can join at the point you arrive and stay with until it gets back around to where you joined it. There are also exibits you can peruse at your leasure. The guided tour is impressive, with... More

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