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Meadow Brook Hall

Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309
248 370 3140
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Rochester, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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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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Atlanta
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was the second of three grand estates I visited on my trip to Detroit. The other two being Cranbrook House and The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. Meadow Brook Hall was the home of Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson, who's first husband John, founded the Dodge Brother's Motor Car Company with his brother. When it was completed in 1929,... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A tour of Meadow Brook Hall gives you insight into both architecture and culture during the early part of the 1900s. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Visitors get to see many rooms within the mansion and learn interesting facts about Matilda Dodge and her family. The grounds are also lovely with two quaint cottages just a short walk away... More

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Rochester, Michigan, Usa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Meadow Brook Hall is a gem of a place, a real jewel for Oakland University. The Hall has been lovingly restored and transformed from what was once thought by OU administrators as a white elephant into a fantastic venue for weddings, meetings, special occasions. Tours through the home are a fun and educational way to spend part of an afternoon.

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Meadowbrook Hall is a significant part of Detroit's automotive heritage. Built by Matilda Dodge (of the Dodge automotive family) this mansion is a cultural and architectural jewel nestled within hundreds of acres of land as part of the Oakland University campus 30 miles north of Detroit in Rochester MI. Come anytime for an architectural tour or even better come during... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Hall is an amazing place. The craftsmanship is just beautiful and the Christopher Wren dining room is a treat. The food was also excellent. This was for a business meeting and the staff was very attentive.

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detroit michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The fourth largest mansion in the U.S., is a must see. Go early before the big groups come, expecially on the discount ticket senior days. Christmas can be busy. There are speciality tours listed on the website and discount coupon s available on the internet. Look before you go. The ticket price without is at $20 each. No photos inside... More

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you get a chance to tour the Dodge house am the hall itself grab it. You will not be disappointed.

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