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Honolulu House

107 N. Kalamazoo Avenue, Marshall, MI 49068
(269)781-8544
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Marshall
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This is one of the most popular of Marshall's many fine historic homes.
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A real beauty inside and out. Suggestion donation $5.00.It should be 3X more. Two Ladies guide the tour and they are wonderful.

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Marshall, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Honolulu House is at the fountain circleon the west end of Marshall. It is home to the local historic society and is a carefully maintained historical building and museum. It was built by a man who returned to Marshall after serving as the ambassador to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). It is well worth a visit.

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Goshen, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This house is worth a visit if you enjoy this type of thing. I had read up on it ahead of time but really enjoyed the guided tour and the added information. Very unique place.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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194 reviews 194 reviews
83 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited the Honolulu House while going on the Marshall MI Historic tour. The docents were charming, had varied storied and not always simply sticking to the script. The house is beautiful, the history is amazing, and the entertainment on the porch set a beautiful tone for the event. Worth visiting anytime, tour or no tour.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We enjoyed our personalized tour of the home with a docent that was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and home. The home is amazing painted ceilings and has been restored as much as possible to its glory days. The town of Marshall is lovely and we enjoyed walking in the area.

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Taylor, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Many of the magnificent mansions in Marshal, Michigan are mostly Victorian or Greek Revival. The Honolulu House is totally different and unexpected considering the severity of Michigan winters. The restoration is nearly completed except or a small room off the parlor and the dining room. It has 10 foot doors and 14 foot ceilings ( I think, maybe 12) The... More

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Seattle
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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

of all the old Victorian houses and other historic homes and places in the lovely town of Marshall Michigan, not far from Ann Arbor and Detroit. Marshall is also famous for its Underground Railroad protection of an escaped slave in Civil War times. If in the area, be sure to stop here.

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Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place is currently being restored, but still worth a look. The tour guide was excellent. She knew everything about the place down to the light fixtures...which are also beautiful. Pictures were not allowed inside but the impression the art left will stay with me. I loved the stairway that leads to nothing. The normal price is $5, but because... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place was absolutely beautiful. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome the whole time we were there. I would definitely recommend a visit. You can't go wrong with the five dollar admission. Currently, because of the restoration going on, they are giving tours for donations.

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Chicago Suburbs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed our stop here. The guide was knowledgable and told interesting stories. Our kids (15, 13, 11, & 9) all agreed they enjoyed it a lot, even though the house was in disorder because of restoration.

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