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Address: 7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
Phone Number: 213-938-9300

The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City,...

The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th year, the museum presents one of the most unique music museums in America. Ninety-minute tours demonstrate fully-restored mechanical instruments dating from 1870 to 1930.Guest will also see Models of buildings from Traverse City 1930’s era. Music boxes of all sizes, a mechanical street organ, one of largest dance organs built in Belgium in 1922 , Weber Duo-Art reproducing grand piano,1924 Wurlitzer theater organ used to accompany silent films.

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If you are in area, don't miss this. The guide takes you on a 90 minute tour where some of the old player type of machines are actually played. Absolutely amazing ! They also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in area, don't miss this. The guide takes you on a 90 minute tour where some of the old player type of machines are actually played. Absolutely amazing ! They also house many other music type of machines, most made from late 19th to early 20th century. You will see and hear things you never knew existed.... More 

Thank Mrharley
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you don't typically visit museums, you should not miss the Music House Museum. It is the most organized and well run museum that I have visited. The pace is easy and the flow is continuous so there is no waiting around for the next tour. The tour guides were fascinating. The very best part was that you actually... More 

Thank travellingvol
Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today we visited the Music House Museum in acme. It is really a gem! They have a large collection of automatic musical instruments. You can see them, hear them en watch while the tourguide demonstrates them. We planned to be there for one hour, but we left after three hours. Time flies when you see and here the 1924 Wurlitzer... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We attended a ragtime concert at the Music House Museum and thoroughly ourselves. After the concert we were able to look (and hear) many of the instruments. The organ was the best! It even had a read drum built into it. It would be fun to go back again and take more time to see even more.

Thank Diane K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

A wonderful museum with many surprises. They take you on a tour through history to show you actual machines that gave many people joy for over a hundred years. They move, they play, some look as if a ghost is playing them, the sound from a by gone era.... just a fun and interesting place. I believe that staff makes... More 

Thank Paul S
Waterford, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were looking for something to do on a rainy day in the area. This was a great option. I can't recall what we paid for admission, but the restoration they do for historical instruments made it worth it. Everything seen is in one huge room and you jump in to the tour whenever... it runs continually with two guides.... More 

Thank Jennifer I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

It was about 38$ for the tour but it was worth it. The tour guides were great and the instruments were very interesting. There is so much history there. It's a must visit.

Thank Sebastian S
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

What a fantastic find!! We stayed in Traverse City and asked at the visitors center about recommendations on what to do if it rained. The wonderful ladies there not only recommended The Music House but gave us "Buy 1 Adult Get 1 Free" passes! Our 2 kid are music/band kids and at ages 58, 51, 18, and 16 we all... More 

Thank TCinKC2014
Allegan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stopped at the music house as a part of a school group. WOW, what a surprise. The tour was engaging and we were AMAZED by the instruments that have been collected over time. I have passed this museum so many times in my travels, but it is so worth the stop.

Thank paulandnichole
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Music House about 20 years ago and had wonderful memories of it. I was 13 and my sister was 10, and we enjoyed it. Last year, we took my son to House on the Rock in Wisconsin, and he was enthralled with all the automated instruments, so we considered Music House a "must-go" when we returned to... More 

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