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Meadow Brook Hall

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Address: 480 South Adams Rd, Rochester, MI 48309
Phone Number: +1 248-364-6200
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by...
A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, for $4 million, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. Tours are offered daily. Tour tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store located inside Meadow Brook Hall. Tour reservations are not required. All guests must be accompanied by a tour guide. Tours last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of the group.
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How the ultra rich lived!

Built in the 1920s by the widow of one of the Dodge brothers, this is the 4 th largest private home in the USA. The architecture inside and out is amazing. The stone carvings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Hadley Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Built in the 1920s by the widow of one of the Dodge brothers, this is the 4 th largest private home in the USA. The architecture inside and out is amazing. The stone carvings outside, and the wood carvings inside, are a wonder. The tour takes around an hour, not really for small children, and lots of walking.

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Washington Twp., MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you like to tour Mansions you will enjoy going to Meadow Brook Hall. They have a Christmas Tour that is a real standout for visiting the Mansion. Any time of year though it is truly a good tour to take.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place, especially at Christmas, is spectacular. A little piece of luxury in Oakland County. Amazing to think this extravagant place actually existed.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Have visited many times, love the Christmas walks. Have never been disappointed. Eating lunch there is a special treat!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Found myself at this beautiful mansion one lovely afternoon. First, strolled the gardens located around the mansion. Each one was gorgeous. I would have loved to have any one of them as a backdrop to my wedding. So romantic! I next took the guided tour of the inside of the mansion. Our guide was informative and able to answer all... More 

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We have been to Meadow Brook Hall for several events. We have toured the mansion, we have been there for the Holiday Tour at Christmas Time, we have been there for the Concourse de Elegance where absolutely outstanding automobiles are being judged, while on display. This is a must see. You won't soon forget the beauty of the mansion, that... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I recently revisited for my third time. The first time in 2005 for a wedding then in 2012 for the Holiday Walk. I begged my fiancee to visit after going to the Biltmore last year. We visited on a Friday. There is only 1 tour/day during the week at 1:30pm. After paying for the tour (full price $15/person...AAA discount $13.50/person... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Tours vary depending on the docent leading your tour. You do not get to see the whole castle. For extra pay, you can visit the playhouse built for the daughter. That is worth it.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you like historic buildings or beautiful architecture, this is a great way to spend a few hours, any season. One of the coolest things about the house is that it is filled with the original furnishings, art, knick-knacks, etc. It isn't just a "period" house. The story of the family that lived there is fascinating, and when the matriarch... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Meadowbrook Hall is decorated very elegantly for the holidays and it is interesting to see how the family lived back in the day. It would have been nice to have a few more "stories" about the rooms. Walk out to the cottage was difficult -- no lights along the paths -- but worth seeing.

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Additional Information about Meadow Brook Hall

Address: Address: 480 South Adams Rd, Rochester, MI 48309
Phone Number: +1 248-364-6200
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15

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