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Address: 624 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503
Phone Number: (810) 471-4714
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Step Into History

The Whaley House is a beautiful example of a turn of the century home. The docents are knowledgeable as they describe life in a bye gone era and the history of the Whaley family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Holly, Michigan
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Holly, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Whaley House is a beautiful example of a turn of the century home. The docents are knowledgeable as they describe life in a bye gone era and the history of the Whaley family. A visit during the Christmas season is a special event.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice place to stop if you like history and architectural tour. The house is well maintained . Provides some idea about living in 1885 era. Great and friendly curator.

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Split Rock Resort
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What makes this visit perfect...is it's staff that provides a thorough, interesting, friendly and inexpensive tour. Not only do you learn about this family contributions to local history but also you will gain added insight into other area sites to see. On Occasion, you might be able to attend a sponsored charity event or dinner there...if so, do it! It's... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Unfortunately, many of Flint's beautiful old grand homes were lost to the construction of I-475 and the college/cultural area. This home was lucky to survive and is beautifully restored to allow us to step back in time. Although I am a lifelong Genesee county resident and LOVE local history, my first visit to the Whaley House was just this year.... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This beautiful Gilded Age home showcases Flint's history in a family friendly way! I am a big history buff and there is always something new to see because they rotate their exhibits. The house itself is full of artifacts and on tours the docents do an amazing job of bringing the past to life. The entire first floor of the... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I'm sorry, but who cares how a bank executive and his wife lived? It's a small house, not fit for plus-sized or handicapped people, and awful for crowds.

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Ferndale, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

You can get lost in the Gilded Age here in the home of Robert J. Whaley and his family who contributed so much to the City of Flint. Take the docent tour and do not go through the house on your own because you will miss everything. The docents will explain where the Whaley family fits in an ear filled... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

This was our first stop when we visited Flint. We made it for the noon tour and my husband and I were the only two on the tour. We had one guide tell us about the lower level and a second guide tell us all about the upper level. Both guides were super friendly and very knowledgeable about the home... More 

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Flushing, Michigan, United States
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

house is very interesting and the history is interesting also.

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Fenton, MI
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Love this place great exhibits. Really lights up at Christmas time. Used for a lecture once great service.

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