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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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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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A quick museum

we stopped in, we had printed the buy one get one coupon so it was only a couple bucks. its a quick trip through and dont expect to see much. it does highlight the germans who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
c g
Royal Oak, Michigan
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English first
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When my husband and I were there last week they had a small special exhibit of the Edmund Fitzgerald it was very informative and quite moving to the heart reading about that fateful sad day that the Edmund Fitzgerald was lost. The rest of the museum with Frankenmuth history is very well done except for we felt the lighting of... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped in, we had printed the buy one get one coupon so it was only a couple bucks. its a quick trip through and dont expect to see much. it does highlight the germans who came here and there was a grimm brothers display going on.

Thank c g
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found that the museum was interesting but could have been better. But for $2 an adult it was nice to get out of the cold and wet for a few minutes and learn something about the local history.

Thank Rob L
Sarnia, Canada
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We love this museum. Try to always do the tour when we are in town, Very inexpensive and lots to see. Our tour person made some paper figures for my daughter.

Thank Norah M
Cape May, New Jersey
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This unobtrusive gem is right there on Main Street but people seem to walk on by. Taking time to go through the museum is a delightful experience. There is much to learn and absorb about the area. We're glad we stopped by.

Thank Yankeesfan79
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A nice way to spend some time in Frankenmuth, the extremely inexpensive ($2/adult, $1/child, $5/family) admission to this lovely little museum also gets you admission to the Brewery Museum nearby. There are lots of hands-on activities for the kids, and an easy to follow format gives you the history of Frankenmuth. At the end, there is a changing exhibit and... More 

Thank ABoitor
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219 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The history of Frankenmuth (a Bavarian town) is well presented in this museum. They also have a small gift shop with some very special and delightful items. It was on $2. to get in.

Thank Larry W
Lansing, Illinois
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very interesting, and very inexpensive. We did the tour of the location, and the Lager Mill, so it was a two for one deal.

Thank Disneynut1958
Derby, Kansas
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Our 8 year old particularly enjoyed the interactive character of the various exhibits. She felt a part of the early settlement. The displays were well done and informative. I would have liked to linger longer - unfortunately two members of our family of four developed headaches and were unable to stay because of the heavy fragrances from the candles in... More 

Thank Happy_Derby_Family
Brookfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What a gem hidden among the shops and restaurants in downtown Frankenmuth! We really enjoyed learning about the history of Frankenmuth and seeing old pictures, clothing, furniture, books, and so many other fascinating things. The museum has a variety of rooms to walk through and there is so much to see in each room. I was surprised and delighted at... More 

Thank Daniela K

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