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A Must See for musicians

If you are a musician and interested in the history of pianos and many other musical instruments... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Richard D
wonderful rainy day surprise

Visited on a rainy day in late October. Went in more or less blind without knowing what to expect... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
East Lansing, Michigan
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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...more
7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
+1 213-938-9300
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

If you are a musician and interested in the history of pianos and many other musical instruments this is a great place to visit. The 1.5 hour long guided tour is excellent. There are some amazing instruments here and unlike many museums where you just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Visited on a rainy day in late October. Went in more or less blind without knowing what to expect. Was something apprehensive when guy at the counter (who would be our tour guide) said it was a 90-minute guided tour. We typically prefer self-guided and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

This is a facinating place! - well cared for and staffed by knowledgeable docents who bring the instruments to life! Our 90-minute tour included musical demonstrations of music boxes, player pianos, a calliope, a "Mighty Wurlitzer" and a HUGH dance hall piece that thundered the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stopped here to take the tour and hear the pianos and organs, etc. play and learn more about them. From the player pianos with the rolls of music to the organs that played to the Silent films. Demonstrations on all. The tour guides were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sewalways
Reviewed September 26, 2018

What a fascinating museum this is. The two people that spoke to us we’re so knowledgeable. The young woman who played the player piano made the experence fun. There were so many interesting pianos and organs and very well preserved.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank foodie1945
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Very unique museum! It was great to see all the different organs they have on display. For me, it was really awesome to see that they had the organ that my grandfather had donated to an opera house in Detroit in the 1950s.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travelerchick87
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I cannot add too much more than what others have said about this place other than it is a great 90 minute tour. These are historic automated instruments that you will probably not see anywhere else in your life. Do yourself a favor and spend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scotty1960
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This museum is like none other! The docents love giving personal tours and allowing the antique music machines to demonstrate themselves. I am an Airbnb host and my visitors love this place!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank virginiawollenhaupt
Reviewed August 13, 2018

You must take tour which is 90+ minutes. Military and AAAA discounts. You cannot just wander through on our own. All instruments of tour were in one small space. Sitting or standing during presentation. My husband and I felt overloaded with all the info the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sherri7013
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing surprise this was. Who knew that a small museum in Acme could House so many incredible musical instruments. Huge organs over 100 years old that still play. A large Wurlitzer organ with sound effects to accompany a silent movie. The staff really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brenna W
August 12, 2018|
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Response from jcmeyers7 | Reviewed this property |
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May 19, 2017|
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Response from MS_downriver | Reviewed this property |
For the main part of the museum I believe it was, but there are stairs to the second level where the main organ can be seen. From what I remember there wasn't a ramp or elevator for the part of the tour and there was steps... More
Christine K
September 15, 2016|
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Response from MS_downriver | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely call then if you'll be having a large group attending. From what I remember there had only been one or two guides there. But they may be able to make accommodations for a large group.