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Robert Stuart House

Mackinac Island, MI
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Type: History Museums
Description: The center for John Jacob Astor's fur-trading business, the Stuart House is now a museum.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Check it out if you have an extra half hour on your hands. No admission fee, just donations. Lots of neat artifacts and island history here. They will answer your questions, too.

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Solomon, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice little museum about the fur trading industry and island in general. Some things were a bit out of place - like military photos, etc. We preferred the historic area, old houses to the shopping district of the island. But be sure and get some fudge - it is awesome. We chose Murdicks and all 5 flavors were fantastic.

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Oswego, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Unexpected learning experience. Staff was very informative. Self tour was very interesting. Learned so much about the history of the island.

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Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Exhibits are nicely done with lots of history preserved. Admission is donation-based. Self-guided tour. Exhibits are well defined and provide much information of John Astor and the fur trading industry.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This house tour taught us a lot about the early 1800's on Mackinac Island. John Jacob Astor never sets foot on the island but has a buisness partner (Stuart) make him a millionaire? Good deal. 3 million dollars worth of beaver pelts pass through this property in 1822. Amazing. Take the tour. Well worth it if you want to understand... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is a local historical site with some sweet but idiosyncratic exhibits. Good place to learn about Astor's role in the fur trade though.

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We have never seen this museum before our recent visit. Donation-based admission. The exhibits are very interesting, but need a little bit of upkeep. Some of them were not plugged in for the season, but we learned a lot of history on this trip.

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