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Address: 624 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503
Phone Number: 18104714714
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9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Whaley Historic House Museum offers visitors a look back into the...

The Whaley Historic House Museum offers visitors a look back into the lives of Flint residents of a bygone era. By stepping back into the Victorian home, you are transported to America's Gilded Age and through an hour-long tour you will learn about the Whaley family, American culture, politics, and the city of Flint during the final decades of the nineteenth century. In addition to the regular tour, the museum regularly hosts a variety of special programs, including our History Happy Hour lecture series, Christmas at Whaley House, October program, vintage base ball, a quilting bee workshop series, and will soon be adding more programs to the list. So, whether you are in town for a short visit or are an area resident looking for special activity to attend, the Whaley House has something for your to enjoy. Regular tour hours are the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, but appointments can be made throughout the week between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.

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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
Monica K
Holly, Michigan
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Holly, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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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.

Thank mousefamily
Split Rock Resort
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25 reviews
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 

2 Thank HappyTravelor3
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank GB_MI_traveler
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews
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 

1 Thank Melanee R
Flint, Michigan
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank rhfarb
Ferndale, Michigan
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

1 Thank mcmarto
Flushing, Michigan, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

house is very interesting and the history is interesting also.

1 Thank Ginger F
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.

1 Thank custom900

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