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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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St. Cloud
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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162 reviews 162 reviews
37 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Southampton, New York
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14 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a very nice stop when you're out and about. Great history lesson with interesting vintage instruments. Good for kids, but adults might like it best.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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