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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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Address: 484 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440-1046
Phone Number: 12317227578
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the restored homes of...

The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the restored homes of Muskegon's most well-known lumber barons with outstanding wood carving, stained glass windows, and period furnishings. A guided tour of the homes offers visitors a look at life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. During the summer months, there are often games on the lawn for our young visitors. The Site is open from May to October.

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I visited this historic house years ago and found it very impressive

If you like history, old historic homes and a great story you will love learning about this house and the people who lived here.They could make a movie with the real life story... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
colormeelmo
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history, old historic homes and a great story you will love learning about this house and the people who lived here.They could make a movie with the real life story line of what happened here back in the day.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove by these 2 homes several times. They are amazing. I would have love to tour them but was not sure that was a possibility

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful homes - the woodwork throughout the houses is fantastic! Saw them during the holidays. Every room was decorated differently. Each to the period of late 1800's.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Hackley and Hume homes are simply awesome. There are stairs, let me warn you, so this is not a tour for the feint of joints. I must admit I was more team Hume than Hackley as far as architecture and decorating; I felt the Hackley's overdid it. But you will just have to take your own tour to see which... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I love historic homes and have seen many over the years. The restoration work here is excellent. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. It lasted about an hour and a half, our group was only 7 people and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We got to see every room in both houses and learned a lot about the history of Muskegon.

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Thank Travelin10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous tour, so informative. My husband and I thought that the whole area was worth a visit. Went on to the fire house and the prohibition home.

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Thank Christine K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A guided tour allows you to explore all the rooms in these two adjacent victorian mansions. The tour talks about the decor / time period, local history of Muskegon, and the personal family histories. Renovation enthusiasts will definitely appreciate the meticulous care put into restoring and decorating accurately.

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Thank Mary P
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a more that likely local trip in local history! At one time, Muskegon was the lumbering Capital of the world. These two home were owned by the lumbering magnates of Muskegon. Well worth the trip through them to see and learn about the lumbering history of Muskegon.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Charles Hackley was one of the most powerful West Michigan Lumber Barons. He gave funds to found the best Art museums in West Michigan, an excellent Library and a central park all within walking distance of the Hackley and Hume Mansions.

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