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Music House Museum

7377 U.S. 31 North, Acme, MI 49160
213-938-9300
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Acme
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My parents had been to the museum a few times before and took me there over my Christmas break. I really enjoyed seeing the different types of organs and pianos and the docent was very knowledgeable. It's definitely worth a stop if you're in the area - especially if you're out during the summer and looking for a cool place... More

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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I've been here three times with different groups (student, family, adult group) and enjoyed each visit. Some of it would be boring for younger children, perhaps under ten years. The highlight for me each time is being blown into another dimension by the pipe organ in the loft. It's like riding on a wave of sound. The tour guide makes... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

A dear friend and fellow trip advisor member from Michigan knowing that I am an avid music lover suggested that my husband and I would enjoy a visit to the Music House Museum, and she was not wrong. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about all of the exhibits, as well as providing an excellent historical background on all of... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stopped as I had read really great reviews, and we certainly weren't disappointed. I had expected a self-guided tour through the exhibits, but we were pleased to have a guide with such a wealth of knowledge. The history of the pieces was the most interesting part of the visit, and you wouldn't really get that with a self-guided tour.... More

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Parsippany, NJ
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110 reviews 110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were taken here by our tour director - not because we had ever heard of it before. But - what a wonderful place this is!! The gentleman who was the docent gave an excellent explanation of the various instruments and other little goodies. We heard exactly how George Gershwin composed his Rhapsody in Blue. In addition, we saw and... More

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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Our group of 29 had a wonderful educational tour complete with several demonstrations. The gift shop was a wonderful surprise. There were so many unique gift items related to automated music. I rarely buy items in gift shops, but this was an exception.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Husband and wife had a very good tour and appreciated the deep knowledge and love of music of the docents. The tours are all guided and once here one realizes it is the only way to really to be able to hear the many instruments demonstrated. We are already planning to come back with another couple. The idea that music... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our excellent guide had an in-depth knowledge of the history of the items in the museum and took us on an exciting ride through the history of player pianos from the parlor to the dance hall.

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A fascinating museum of antique musical instuments. The docents are excellent and all the instuments are demonstrated and played which adds to the magic. A must see.

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Gulfport, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a fun visit. If you love music, it may be thrilling, too. The guides are knowledgable and enthusiastic. You can appreciate it in hour, but it takes two to experience everything. Don't wait for a rainy day; you might miss it.

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