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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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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Small museum

Small museum filled with items from the areas history. Has narrative as you walk through. Interesting but it is small, doesn't take long to see everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jack M
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small museum filled with items from the areas history. Has narrative as you walk through. Interesting but it is small, doesn't take long to see everything.

Thank Jack M
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this museum to be a littlle bit creepy because it's so dark but it's cheap and not very big, so you may as well pop in an check it out while you're there.

Thank Dawn364
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a hidden gem. And it has a really great gift shop with unusual gifts. All very reasonably priced. Make it a "go see" on your Frankenmuth places to visit.

Thank wepaktogo
Bolingbrook, IL
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you want to learn about the history of Frankenmuth this is the place to go.They have many interactive exhibits. There are many artifacts from the very beginning of this town dating back to when missonaries settled the town. Great gift shop.

Thank emeldrum
Dayton, OH
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126 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nothing beats Frankenmuth, and this is the place to learn about Michigan's Little Bavaria. From the town's foundling to its military history and religious roots to its place in the brewing world, this is a great place to discover what makes Frankenmuth tick.

Thank RexFoga
Canton, Michigan
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92 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

You will need less than an hour to complete a visit to the museum. At $2 per person, with a family discount - and free entrance to the Brewery Museum, it is a bargain. Much care has been taken to document the early German settlers in the Frankenmuth area and the way they needed to adapt to their new lives.

Thank CraigvE
Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This museum combined with the Frankenmuth Lager mill museum only cost $5 for the whole family. For a small town museum it is put together very well and gives you an idea of how the town came to be. Worth the short time it takes to go through.

Thank Gary W
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Have visited the Frankenmuth Historical Museum many times and highly recommend it. Learn the history of this area and make sure to visit the gift shop.

Thank Bruce H
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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 

Thank americanhistorybuff
Royal Oak, Michigan
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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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