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Meadow Brook Hall

Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309
248 370 3140
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Commerce Twp, MI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It is always wonderful to tour something in your local hometown, the history means so much more. The holiday decorations throughout the entire mansion were breathtaking, there were so many beautiful trees, mantels, tables, all decorated quite lavishly. Our group had a self-guided tour and my only disappointment was one or two of the docents were not able to answer... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The best time to see Meadowbrook Hall is at the holidays when it is beautifully decorated and the tours are not escorted so one can view the rooms at leisure. Docents are available to answer questions. This year's theme honors Frances Dodge, the daughter of John and Matilda Dodge, on what would have been her 100th birthday. Many items of... More 

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Saint Clair, Michigan, Usa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have been here to see The Christmas carol and a couple or other things.Is a very small theatre ,but I like to go to give support to them.Obviously can't compare to something like the Fisher or fox theatre

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Rochester, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A MUST visit for the Holiday season A genuine treasure upholding the wealth and opulence of days gone bye....

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This private home, turned Oakland University has a lot of history. Matilda Dodge Wilson was a woman before her time, as was her first husband, John Dodge. (He and his brother formed the Dodge car industry. Both brothers came down with the Spanish Flu and dies within months of each other, leaving two wealthy widows.) The tour of the home,... More 

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High Point, NC
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

To be rich in the 20s was to be American Royalty. This is the palace built by a Dodge widow who sold her share of the business when her husband died. A very well designed tour you will surely enjoy if you are touring around Detroit.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have been to the Hall several times, including for functions. Going at Christmas for the Holiday Walk was beautiful.

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Rochester, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The former home of an automotive scion, Meadowbrook Hall is now part of Oakland University. A museum to life in times past, the Hall regularly celebrates various holidays. Its Christmas celebration is very special and not to be missed.

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Raleigh NC
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40 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Meadow Brook Hall is the home of Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson; she was previously the widow of the one the Dodge Brothers. The house is sometimes erroneously called the Dodge Brothers House; the house was not constructed until after Matilda Dodge married Alfred Wilson. The scale of the home is similar to Biltmore, but it is certainly more of... More 

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Rochester Hills
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Yes the house and grounds are beautiful. It was $100 for six of us to do a fifty minute behind the scenes tour. Then if we wanted to see the rest of of house we had to pay more. They no longer give military discounts. Too bad that will be the last time for me and family that comes to... More 

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