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Frankenmuth Historical Museum

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Address: 613 S Main St., Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Phone Number: 989-652-9701
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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An interesting exhibit that documents the experience of German-Americans so long ago.

It's a small museum that takes 15-20 minutes to see on average, but you could spend over an hour in there if you read every sign. It's only two dollars to get it and you can also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Portage, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great small museum for only $2! We visited for a couples day trip and enjoyed visiting this little museum on the founding of Frankenmuth. You can learn a lot in a half hour visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a small museum that takes 15-20 minutes to see on average, but you could spend over an hour in there if you read every sign. It's only two dollars to get it and you can also see the Lager Mill tour also which is just down the road, so basically you get two really quit exhibits for a couple... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Only $2 to go in and that gets you into the beer museum up the street too. Some interesting pictures and artifacts about the history of Frankenmuth. Not very big but for $2 you can't go wrong.

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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

we were just traveling and visiting different things that we have not seen before when we have been there usually we just go shop and eat and leave but this time we wanted to walk and look around and learn about the city

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

No matter where I go I love to go to any Historical Museum to see where a city started from and discover where is now. This one is so nice in the way they have it set up to tell Frankenmuth's history.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting history of the settlers of Frankenmuth. Tells of the founding fathers of Frankenmuth and how they came to find it. Really enjoyed!

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Most of my rating is based on the the fact that the museum seemed to be pushing religion most of the way through. It was epically offensive when one of the narrators spoke about how enthusiastic the Native American children were to be at the missionary schools. These schools were notriously traumatic for the children that attended them. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was a nice little museum about the German Lutheran settlers in 1848. $2 entry fee. I enjoyed the old items on display, including tools for a sawmill, flour mill, cooking. I didn't like the small dark rooms for the displays. They had audio narratives for each room, triggered by pressing a button, but they were hard to hear.

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Elwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a very good time visiting this museum, very quaint shop our son really liked his visit!!We took the carriage ride and the guide suggested we might enjoy the museum!!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped into the Frankenmuth Historical Museum because our kids wanted to check out the gift shop. Our kids wanted to do the tour and for $5 for the whole family it was a great deal. We were pleasantly surprised at how well put together this exhibit was put together! The kids loved that it was interactive and I enjoyed... More 

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